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April 26, 2021  

Toxic Productivity

April 26, 2021

Do you have a toxic relationship with productivity? I do. Toxic productivity can basically be summed up as:

  • Struggling to be alone with yourself when not completing a task. 
  • Feeling guilty when you take breaks or take a day off. 
  • Comparing yourself to others based on productivity.
  • Feeling a sense of restlessness during moments of stillness, play, or other things you may label in your head as “non-productive.”
  • Attaching feelings of self worth to producing, creating, or working in some way. 

Listen to this week’s episode to hear about what I have learned about toxic productivity and how it relates to my life and this podcast. I also announce that I am taking a podcasting break in an attempt to answer the question: Who am I when I’m not creating, doing or producing something.


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