The Myths Around Productivity

The myths around productivity are hurting both your productivity AND your mental health. Mythologies always have a purpose for being created and usually to explain something or to illustrate a cultural ideal. These myths of productivity were generated to turn abusive labor practices into an internalized cultural ideal that we then perpetuate upon ourselves. We’ve been trained to believe that, if we work hard enough and are productive enough then we will be good enough to eventually achieve some future dream life. By tying our worth to our productivity, this narrative leads us to abuse ourselves in order to live up do this mythology’s unhealthy “good enough” ideal.

In this episode of Unlimited, I call out the lies that have become our myths around productivity and invite you into a new narrative of holistic wellness and sustainable living.

Some of what I talk about in this episode includes:

  • The definition of productivity and its impact
  • Stories you tell yourself that keep you stuck
  • Motivation and the story of lazy
  • Re-thinking time management
  • Creating a process that supports you

Thank you for listening and be sure to tune in next week for more tips on motivation and time management!

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