NEVER STOP BEING CYNICAL OF PRODUCTIVITY & LIFE GURUS!!!
Please, I know this might sound controversial but from experience of knowing a few of these people personally, they are (for the main part) deluded idiots. After my break up last year, I had this friend try to dictate my life with all this self help garbage like “do five things every day: Something to improve your fitness, something to improve your diet, something to improve your home decor” etc etc…
It was all tripe! I know this as this friend lives back in the UK like an absolute pig with no life prospects and never ever practices what they preach. Then there are the loonies up the hill who work at this alternative health commune/center near me. They’re so loopy it’s terrifying. They sit for hours talking about unblocking chakras by dealing with the PTSD caused by not getting the pony they wanted for their 5th birthday.Worse, people pay these people hundreds to spend a week with them drinking watered down celery juice.
The kicker? As soon as they found out that I did a 50-day fast last year and can actually practice a lot of what they preach (if I feel so inclined) they go to every length possible to steer away from me in case I infect one of their money to burn new prey victims with something like actual enlightenment.
The key to being productive? Figure out what you want and strive to achieve it. How you do this will always be different. I wanted to be a freelance writer and became one even though everyone and their cat tutted continually about be initially making £20 a week. The difference between me and them? I’m the only one who has realized something like their life ambitions. Also, I can’t lick my own nether regions but hell if I want to I’ll work on that!
My routine? Very night-owl-ish at the moment but my day still starts at 9-10am with a dog walk, coffee with random Lybian people, a tidy around the flat and a fist full of cigarettes.
It’s not classy but it works for me