do more be productive Paula Melissa

LETTING GO OF MY OBSESSION WITH BEING PRODUCTIVE. BYE.

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If you’ve been with my blog and I for a few years now, you’ll know I have a little obsession with being productive. And by little, I mean big. Huge. Gigantic. And another other synonyms you can think of.

I like to have things to do and get things done. I am obsessed with being efficient and being organised. I like people wondering how I can do so much and wear so many hats.

Let me let you in on a little secret… I can’t. I can’t do so many things and my head is tired from wearing so many hats. So, I’m not doing it anymore.

Recently, I put out a video on my YouTube channel as a form of encouragement to others, but the funny thing is, when I was editing it and watching it back, I realised it was for me. I was preaching a sermon I needed to hear.

I was working working working to the point of mental exhaustion more times than not. So determined to see this pandemic as a blessing in disguise, I filled all my elusive ‘time back’ with stuff. And I am done with that.

I say this tweet by Chante Joseph and panicked a little bit because that’s how I’ve felt for literally the last two months.

But I am taking a stand. No more. I will rest. I will chill. I will not see my value in how much I do. I will work and control what I can work on and control and leave all that I can’t work on and control.

And that’s okay.

Peace&Love.

Paula Melissa xx

Paula Melissa is a digital content creator, portrait photographer and freelance journalist. Since starting a blog in 2012 and graduating from the University of Sheffield with a Journalism Studies with Employment Experience degree in 2019, Paula has gone on to create and grow her own dynamic digital media empire. She loves reading, eating and spending time with her dog, Rolfie.
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