What is Toxic Productivity and Do I Have it?
What is Toxic Productivity?
Toxic Productivity? Do you ever feel like you aren’t doing enough? Or find yourself having a day off, yet you can’t keep still – you HAVE to do something? If that sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. I have been dealing with the same thing – toxic productivity.
In Episode 63 of the Total Fit Boss Chick Podcast, “What is Toxic Productivity and Do I Have It?”, we’re going to dive deep into what it is, how you can determine if you have it and what you can do to mitigate it!
Now, let’s drop some stats so you can get the big picture. The New York Post highlighted that 47% of Americans consider themselves workaholics; however, only 28% state that they work for financial necessity.
Toxic productivity is masked as the hustle or grind culture, but really it just leads to feeling unmotivated, burnout, and lack of self-worth. Now trust me when I say it’s a cycle. We tend to put our self-worth based on how many things we get done in the day or how much we earn.
But I’m here to tell you that’s not how it works! Tune in to Episode 63, “What is Toxic Productivity and Do I Have It?” of the Total Fit Boss Chick Podcast, to learn about the five indicators that you may experience when you’re having toxic productivity!
Topics on Toxic Productivity:
- What It Is
- You’re Not Alone
- How To Determine the Signs
- What We Can Do to HELP Ourselves
- Staying Productive Without Toxicity
How to Fight Toxic Productivity
Let’s say we were able to tick off more than one of the indicators of toxic productivity. Now, here comes the important question, how do we stay productive without being toxic?
Key Points to Breaking the Cycle
Before we start off, let’s put some reminders. Breaking the cycle is difficult, but not impossible. You shouldn’t invalidate your progress because there was one day you felt like you had toxic productivity. It is a journey, and trust me when I say I’m in it with you!
Balance and Integration
It is easier said than done. But we can do it! You can achieve that work-life balance by delegating tasks and responsibilities rather than just doing it by yourself. We need to remember that we’re not superheroes, and we can’t do everything. We’re human, and with that, we have our own strengths and weaknesses. With that being said, we need days where we stop and truly recharge.
A little tip is to ensure we have time for ourselves in our daily routine and that we plot a day in our week. This will help us integrate balance into our lives that we can actually maintain. Ensuring that we do this consistently is the key to actually integrating this into our lifestyles. In turn, you will stop feeling guilty for taking time out for yourself.
You can also start out slowly, maybe just schedule a break-in or treat yourself to a nice lunch out!
Setting boundaries will free up time for yourself and your loved ones! Being able to do this will help you set more time with friends and family and even work on the things you love to do. That could be painting, reading or even cooking!
Keep Your Eyes Open
One way to still be productive is to set goals for yourself. An important factor to keep in mind is that they are achievable goals! This is especially vital for our daily tasks that we want to accomplish.
It is also important to keep your eyes open for new opportunities. If you don’t like following plans, that’s totally okay! Things don’t always work our way, so it’s important that we learn from mistakes and are adaptable.
Be Kind to Yourself!
So, let’s take beating toxic productivity, and its cycle one day at a time! Can you relate to the hustle culture?
I highly encourage you to grab yourself a FREE daily planner!
Let’s be kind to ourselves and take it one day at a time.
Don’t forget to check out the guide on Youtube: https://youtu.be/nX4tvlkXi9E
Don’t forget to tune in to Episode 63 of the Total Fit Boss Chick Podcast, “What is Toxic Productivity and Do I Have It?” NOW!
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