Productivity is a good thing. Being productive is a good thing. I’m not sure about the large majority of people here , but , personally , I feel out of place and ‘edgy’ when I’m not trying to better myself. Whether that means financially , intellectually or creatively speaking ; each day I wake I want to finish the day knowing I’ve learnt something , or achieved something.
Because every day is an opportunity. And no matter how we spend that day , we all know that once night time comes and the day is done, that day is finished and gone … forever. We will not be granted a second chance , only another opportunity to start over again in the next day.
That’s why it’s so important to treat each day as a new opportunity to either learn , discover , create or produce something. Sure we have got to work , and sure it takes out 70% of our day. But that makes the day even more important. That vital 30% is crucial to your spiritual and psychological development. Take the time to try new things ; read stories and non-fiction , join activity groups and meet new people, take a course in something you’ve always wanted to try out. And even if you didn’t enjoy something , you have still learnt something about your self .
You see life , for me anyway , is a voyage into self discovery . It is a journey into our heart and soul. We should test ourselves constantly , push ourselves to our limits every now and again , and take ourselves out of our comfort zone. Fear , dread , anxiety… they await us in everything thing new that we do , and it is all too easy to just drop onto the sofa after work and lie there like a potatoe, only to repeat the same pattern day after day.
So use your precious life to grow and better yourself , work hard both spiritually and intellectually with each new day that comes with the rising sun.