productivity

It's about time I posted something

Life happens.

Back when I was transitioning between my old job and doing Brain Body Gut full time I committed to blogging each day.

I would get up with enough time before work to write a post.

I loved this activity because it helped me connect to what I was passionate about. It cleared my head and gave me focus. It made me excited to learn and grow and find my voice.

But then.

Life happens.

And my frequency of posting diminished.

There are a few reasons why. 

One is that I want to put out valuable content which I need to gather my facts and do a bit of research. This takes time. I can't just hammer it out in a 60 minute time block.

Another is I have been toying around with morning routines. I love not touching a computer screen in the morning, doing a bit of breathing, taking my time to eat breakfast - but - this also takes time. 

So. What to do?

Time is real. 

And you need to pick and choose how you spend it.

This blog is important to me and I'd like posting to, once again, become habitual. To light me up. To inform me and you. 

Which draws me back to the statement "I'd rather have done than perfect".

I am going to embrace that and post more.

When I have time I will do a deep drive on nutrition, but when I don't have time I will still post. 

Sitting down and putting out content helps me figure out exactly what I am trying to say.

There is value in that. 

So my friends if you're interested in something specific let me know. 

Put it in the comments or email me at annette@brainbodygut.com

What barriers can you pull down to be more prolific?

Life is weird, uncomfortable, and yet magical

Where does the road lead?

The road pictured above is the street that I grew up on and if you kept walking you'd see my mailbox pop-up on the left hand side. 

I literally know where that road is going to lead. 

But in the bigger picture the question is not so answerable. Not to get all "we've had too many drinks let's talk about life" on you, but MAN LIFE.

It is weird, uncomfortable, and yet magical. 

I love goals and I think there is value in setting a trajectory in place. The way to start to push your journey into a direction is to have intention

But. 

That doesn't mean you know how the hand will play out. 

It just means you are now part of the equation. 

But.

Sometimes surrendering is also of value.

To bask in the unknown. 

To sit with the uncomfortable.

To understand that you don't have control.

Not really.

And that is the weird contradiction of life.

The balance between doing and accepting.

What do I need to do right now?

I was listening to the On Being podcast and heard a great quote.

It came from a really awesome sounding man named Parker Palmer, he'd gotten some of it from elsewhere, but that is besides the point (listen to the full talk here).

The point is that when I heard I was like OH MAN STICKY NOTE I NEED YOU! So I grabbed one and wrote the line down.

What do I need to do right now to water the root of inner wisdom to make work fruitful?
— Parker Palmer from On Being Talk

Ah.

I love it. 

It shifts the question that I am used to asking aka "what is most important thing I should focus on right now" to something more profound. 

It takes away the edge of I NEED TO BE PRODUCTIVE AND EFFICIENT and allows for a more creative answer.

Spelled fruitful wrong. Classic me.

Spelled fruitful wrong. Classic me.

Sometimes being "unproductive" for a hot second or two can actually make your work better aka "more fruitful".