This morning, I was fortunate enough to stumble across this article about it being OK to not be productive right now when I started my usual “AM headline scan/spiral into depression” and it managed to set the right tone for my day.
Let myself take it easy. And I took it easy on myself.
Ironically, I ended up being pretty productive. Did some reading. Made “sweet potato hash brown waffles” for my wife and me, did 4 loads of laundry and some office work. Opened a fresh bottle of tequila with dinner. And am still managing to write a blog post before meditating and going to sleep.
Normally, I would count all of the above as just daily tasks that I needed to do before I could start actually being “productive”. But, in the middle of a pandemic, I’m gonna count today as a win.