You don’t have to be productive all the time…

Phew! I said it…

I know some of you must be like what does that mean!? For me it means I came to a realisation this week that I don’t always have to be super productive ALL OF THE TIME. I don’t have to stress about all the things I should be doing, if I’m having a lazy day.

This is something that I constantly feel stressed about. When I was in my teens I would spend days asleep, on the sofa, watching shite tele. Then getting ready and going to the pub. That was about as productive as I got! Even when I was at Uni, I really didn’t get off my arse as often as I should of.

However as I’ve grown into my mid twenties, I am constantly trying to cram as much in as I can. This is my first full week off of work since I started my new job last September and half way through the day on Monday I was stressing myself out by how much I hadn’t done. Why?

I think it is because last year I had been made redundant, I felt so useless, I really didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with myself day in, day out. So when I finally got into a new job and this blog, I was full steam ahead.

James came home from work Monday and I said to him ‘Urgh I feel crap, I have done nothing today, I feel so unproductive’ He said, ‘So? enjoy it, you know I would be sitting around doing nothing in my pants all day if I had a week off’ I thought you know what he’s right…

So I haven’t really done a whole lot this week, I’ve cleaned the flat, done a few loads of washing and tinkered about on here but that’s about it and I don’t feel terrible about it. Yay me!

Here’s a photo of me being really unproductive. 😉


Anyone else feel the need to stress themselves out for just having a lazy day?

Libby xo

(the girl who never wears white)

9 thoughts on “You don’t have to be productive all the time…

    • I know that was my thought when I had a week off, it’s okay to be relaxed have to give myself a break every now and then! Xx

  1. This is everything I read this post when you wrote it and it’s SO true! I always feel like I’m busy and like I need to be moving onto the next thing but sometimes you just need a well earned break! Loved it! xx

  2. Firstly, sorry to hear you were made redundant. But glad all job stuff is sorted now 🙂

    I am so like this too! I feel like I should be working every second of every day but you’re right, it is ok to take time out. It’s also probably more productive in the long run to get enough rest xx

    Effi |

    • Ah thank you! Been at my new job ages now so all sorted ☺️ it took forever for me to realise I don’t have to be 100% all the time! Defo beneficial to get enough rest and sleep thanks for reading xxx

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