Mental Health and Productivity Go Hand in Hand

The art of having positive feelings about oneself and one’s existence.

Total Productivity: Its Weirdness

By definition, productivity is a measure of how effectively a manufacturing process operates. Total Productivity is defined as the sum of all products and all inputs. It becomes a little strange, though, when it’s used to describe human function. What? You’re not exercising your brain at 5 a.m. You don’t practise a seven-step, foolproof daily routine? Do you not read 235 novels annually? You don’t write in your Gratitude diary or journal every day, do you? You’re not willing to learn something new every minute of the day?What are you contemplating? It must be draining. There is no guilt in trying to be successful, use our time wisely, and utilise our abilities to the fullest.
However, reality doesn’t fit neatly into a pre-made box.

We don’t even know how much time we have, to begin with. Life is a longer journey than you might imagine for most people. And if you waste it doing the wrong things with the wrong people, it can seem like an eternity. When Life is the longest journey we’ll ever take, it seems completely out of place that most of us spend more time planning our vacations than our lives and relationships. And the thing that can really mess us up is connections. We should carefully consider what makes us happy and excited, who we enjoy spending time with, how to have fulfilling relationships, or what gives us peace and meaning instead of jam-packing our days with activities.

The following five suggestions will help you maximise your life without putting your health in danger.

  1. Give priority to everything – What is important to you? Not to your mother, coworker, neighbor, or other family member. Your personal values are what count. Put your own health and wellbeing at the top of your list of objectives and rank them accordingly. Never, ever, let anything or anyone lower on the list take precedence over anything higher on the list.
  2. Being the tortoise instead of the rabbit – Set lofty goals for yourself, but approach them methodically to ensure success. Slow and steady wins the race, as the adage from Aesop says. Thoughtfully consider the big picture, don’t attempt to live by it. Break it down into manageable tasks with deadlines. then remove them one by one.
  3. Strike diversions down – Our greatest threat exists in a society where distractions are abundant – There is a tonne of rivalry for our already disorganised attention from screens, social media troughs, binge-watchable TV shows, pizza, beer, sex and porn, drugs, emotionally draining friends, and so on. However, if you can’t control your diversions, they will take control of you. merely stating.
  4. Pop the balloons frequently – Please understand that this is only a metaphor before you assault me. It is unrelated to using booze as a reward. It simply means to commemorate all achievements, no matter how small. The joy of celebration will keep you moving. It’s also a little entertaining. And while we’re on the subject of enjoyment, try to live a little more on the light side than the gloomy. Don’t consider yourself or your dreams too seriously. It drains the pleasure out of everything. Simply get up, put your best foot forward, and do your best before rewarding yourself by blowing bubbles.
  5. Reduce the gears – Think about your way of living. Maybe you should move more slowly? Achieving a lot and making efficient use of your time are commendable. However, being able to unwind, calm down, and relax yourself are also vital living skills. Spend some time reflecting on what and who are truly important to you, as well as what you hope to accomplish before you pass away.

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, according to palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware (2011), are: (1) being true to yourself (rather than doing what others expected of you); (2) cutting back on the amount of work you do; (3) finding the strength to express your emotions; (4) staying in contact with friends; and (5) allowing yourself to be happy. Strangely, nobody brought up their Total Productivity percentage. Why, I wonder?

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. This was very helpful. I am an alcoholic/addict in recovery and I found a lot of truth in this.

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    1. GS says:

      I am glad you found the post informative. I wish you the best for your health journey.

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  2. Miriam says:

    Being true to ourself and living life authentically would have to be one of the keys to a joyful life. Wonderful tips and post.

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    1. GS says:

      How we perceive our authenticity is a crucial aspect of who we are. Not only does it significantly influence the pleasure we derive from our experiences, but it also affects our judgment and behavior across all aspects of our life (Newman, 2018).


  3. Jony says:

    Love it! Great post 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you Jony.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lori says:

    Wonderful, Garima. I need to work on numbers 1 & 4. Thank you for the gentle reminder.

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome 🙏🏼

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