Unproductivity Fuels Productivity

After a long time, I spent my last Sunday without doing any work. I watched football, cooked and talked to my brother about different business ideas.

It’s hard to believe that I didn’t check my email or social media feeds all day.

No Facebook. No Instagram. No Email. No Meetings. No Calls. WOW

Some would say that it was a very “unproductive day” but guess what: I felt great. I felt more focused, aligned and “in the zone” the next day.

I got a lot done on Monday morning in just a couple of hours. Here is everything that I got done before noon.

  1. Caught up on all of my emails.
  2. 2 client meetings. (30min each)
  3. Created a social media proposal for a new potential client.
  4. Checked in with my team regarding process on the Facebook food bot.
  5. Launched Facebook Ad campaign for a new client. (website click Ads).
  6. Created and distributed discount coupons for my latest SkillShare class.

I was really focused on Monday morning and I believe my “Unproductive Sunday” was a big reason behind that. Sometimes you just need to stop what you’re doing and do something totally different. It might be doing nothing or taking a nap or going to the lake.

So from now on, I am going to stop feeling guilty about my unproductive moments. I will actually try to do these on purpose.

  1. Schedule time on my calendar for “unproductivity”.
  2. Practice moments of singular focus. (this will be very hard for me)
  3. Try to identify my most productive moments and reasons behind them.

“After all is said and done, if you still are disappointed in yourself for not accomplishing as much as you want, remember that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities. You can use your mistakes and failures to course correct for the future.” – Unknown

So what do you think?
Have you taken a break lately? Do you feel guilty when you’re unproductive?