About a month ago, a friend complained about no longer having the will to complete her tasks. She simply did not have any zeal or passion to do anything. I was a bit concerned and reached out to her. She is one of the most productive people I know and thankfully, after a few days, her productivity slump ended and she was able to continue working.
It’s to be expected that you will have a day when things just don’t go according to plan. Earlier this year, I remember a day when I had decided to pop out for a visit and get some fresh air. I thought I wouldn’t be gone more than two hours and could get back to studying afterwards. Then my nephew had a medical emergency and I had to take him to the hospital. I spent the entire day making sure he got treatment. By the time I got home in the evening, I had to review my tasks for the week.
A medical emergency provides an example of a day when things don’t go according to plan and there is nothing you can do about it. The nature of the emergency automatically changes your priorities for the day. By definition, an emergency is both important and urgent so you have to attend to it right away. Outside of an emergency, there could be other reasons why you fail to be as productive as you could be. If it’s just an off day for you, this isn’t a problem. It is to be expected. We are all humans and some days won’t be as productive as others. If, on the other hand, your productivity slump lasts more than two days, you may need to take a deeper look at the underlying reasons. Next week, I will share some of the reasons people fail to be as productive as they could be for longer periods of time. Until then, Stay safe and have a productive day.