Playful productivity is the art of uncovering the ways that you can love to get things done.
It’s the practice of getting serious about having fun while you work– so you can hang out in your natural state of flow and bring your best self out into the world. And do the creative work that matters most.
It’s about devotion, energy + time.
Simply spending time on your work sounds easy, but it often isn’t. Even with good intentions, we can always find reasons to put other things first.
Playful productivity is about tapping into what inspires you most about your work + play, and truly showing up for that. Dedicating time + energy to what you value most, over and over again. Forming powerful new habits. Saying yes to some things, and no to many others.
Creative work needs space + effort to unfold, resources which only you can give. Over time, these everyday choices about what to give begin to add up. What would you like to emerge from your choices… and how can you make that happen?
You may have outer blocks… tools, systems + processes that aren’t functioning– or are missing.
Playful productivity is about focusing on getting organized enough to make what you want to make, without letting the organization process take over and feel inorganic to you.
It’s easy to spend a lot of time improving your systems, or make them the enemy, or get so overwhelmed by the choices available that you ignore your systems. Or maybe you don’t really have any systems and just do it all on the fly.
Tools are important. But of course, your tools are the means and not the end. They need to be powerful enough to do their job… and they need to be as simple as possible, but not simpler.
So you can stop fiddling with them or avoiding them or fighting them, and really get to work.
You might have inner blocks too.
Playful productivity is about noticing the challenges that arise from within. When time management challenges begin to fall away, that’s often just when our worst habits + self-sabotage become easier to see.
It can feel like a huge setback because you just got so many things figured out. But it’s actually okay. Making space for these challenges to show up clearly actually helps us work through them… so you can do more of your best creative work.
Playful productivity is about choosing on purpose, experimenting with how to work, and showing up again + again.
Because whatever you want to create? I believe it’s important. And I believe you can do it. And I’d like to help if you want support in bringing more playful productivity into your life.
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