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September 2018: The Month To Be Productive

By Lucy Clementson-Mills
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Wow, September already! After a month of (hopefully) relaxing and taking things a little easier September is the month we are going to get things done. To be productive.

September always reminds me of going back to school after the long summer holidays. Getting new books, shiny new pencil cases, a smart school uniform and starting a fresh academic year.

I think that feeling stays with a lot of us and September is definitely a time to reflect on the year so far and also get ourselves ready and setting goals and projects for the remainder of the year.

However there is a big difference between being busy and being productive and we need to be honest with ourselves if we are actually being productive.

This isn’t just about ‘getting things done.’ It is about using our abilities to bring us closer to where we want to be. Being clear about whether we are doing work that matters.

To help keep us on track, to accomplish all we set out to achieve this month it can help to:

  • Be realistic – the fact is we won’t get everything done. Knowing this means we will be able to be kinder to ourselves and rather than beat ourselves up, we can remain in a positive frame of mind. What is more, it will allow us to…
  • Focus – focus on the areas which need our attention, require our energy, will bring us closer to where we want to be and then (as hard as it can be at times) leave the rest.
  • Look after ourselves – if we want to be productive, we need to be in a place where we can give our best. This means looking after our body, mind and emotions. Eating healthy meals, drinking plenty of water and getting exercise may sound obvious but sometimes we let these things slip and then wonder why we’re exhausted and not able to accomplish much.
  • Take a break – we all need some time out to refuel and often find after a break we come back to the same piece of work / same problem / same situation but with a different frame of mind. With creative solutions and inspiration. The below video can help us with this too. To get the right balance between focus and looking after ourselves.

I hope you manage to have a productive September and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

With loving kindness always,

Lucy

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