I recently returned home after visiting my parents. Strangely enough, I was actually more productive while on vacation at their house than I am back at home.
Someone explain that one to me…
The evidence shows in this blog and in my numbers with Camp NaNo. I’m still 3k+ words behind, and my laptop has spent most of its time in the computer bag rather than open. (That’s really the problem – I don’t have a computer desk here. Well, that and the fact that my nights and days are completely out of sync. Going to bed at 3 or 4 am is not conducive to productivity.)
While procrastinating once again on my Camp NaNo stats, I stumbled upon an article by Kristen Lamb that resonated well with me and my current predicament. Perhaps you will enjoy it too.
Here is a snippet:
I hear all the time that “motivational stuff” is crap, that cheerleading is useless, that all those books and speeches are there simply to take our money. What is success? Well, I don’t believe that success is worth giving up everything. Life and love are more important than being the best. And, to an extent I will agree.
Motivational Stuff is Crap
I don’t know about you guys, but I love The Container Store. Every year I set my New Year’s Resolution and it always…always includes this phrase. “Be more organized.” This morning I was hunting for the cat food. I’d apparently hidden it from myself. In the bottom of my pantry I spotted one of those white-board weekly organizers…still in the WRAP.
*hides head in shame*
Exactly how well is that weekly organizer working for me tucked in the back of a pantry? Yes, The Container Store really does exist simply to take my money. They aren’t going to do a home visit and make sure I actually hung that calendar on my WALL. It is not their responsibility to make sure I applied that product for its intended purpose.
Same with motivational stuff.
I’m the same way about the Container Store & organizational tools.
How productive have you been lately? How do you keep yourself motivated? Do you think organizational tools are helpful or just distracting from a bigger problem?