First, what you’re doing, does it feed your core, your spirit? Are you expressing something you are passionate about? Are you doing this specific project because you love it and need it or because others will love it and need it? It is a noble thing to take on a project or job simply for others. But if it doesn’t resonate with your passion then you missed the bus! There is a job out there with your name on it waiting for you. A job that feeds your passion. Imagine working with something you are passionate about versus working with something you are not passionate about. Yes, both might help other people. But just think of what you can achieve when you work in a state of bliss!
Second, determine if you are miserable through the process or you are uplifted everyday. Are you stressed beyond belief or are you popping out of bed, excited to get back to the project? How healthy are you? If this project/job depletes your energy and causes you to barely sleep at night, then it’s not feeding your soul. If your soul is fed, you will in turn be energized. You will take care of yourself, be radiant and healthy, and enjoy life!
If there are terms for unhealthy productivity, like “the rat race” or “the grind”, then why are there not terms for balanced, beautiful productivity? Let’s create some! Thoughts?