Before we begin, I must give credit where it due. This post was inspired by one of the many things Konstantin has taught me and inspired me to think creatively about. This guy always makes the best use of his time and energy to make sure everything around him in his life is working well and consistently. Even after working a 9-5 job (that he will even sometimes stay over time at “just because that’s what he needs to do”), he still finds the time and energy to teach break dancing classes, write a blog, cook, be a present and active father, write his masters, practice bboying for himself, exercise, make sure everything about where he lives is running smoothly and working, spend time for himself, be involved in his community and also spend time with the people that are important to him (and I still feel like I missed a few). His life – which I am sure he takes as a given, for myself and any onlooker is extremely impressive.
Another source of inspiration when it comes to productivity and getting-things-done-ness is my mama. She’s my go-to gal when I want to get something done, and I’m not sure where to begin. I think of this as a the “mom-factor”, and personally, I think it is some kind of magic spell. She can cook my favourite meal down to perfection and fix the TV and DVD player when it isn’t working. She can sew on buttons and fix rips in clothes, and also carry really heavy things (which I am just so awful at that sometimes when she asks me to carry something heavy and I just physically can’t at all, for a moment we both wonder if I am really her daughter ). My mom, like most mom’s have a lot of duties, that do not simply begin and end in the house. They work outside the home and inside the home. They juggle so many balls at once, just to make sure everything is moving forward; that meals are on the table, that everyone gets to their soccer practice/dance recital on time, that their husbands know what the heck is going on, that the dog has been walked and fed, that the house is clean, that guests feel warm and welcome and that relationships are maintained. WOW, that is a lot. I hope I can be half the woman she is when I have created my own family dynamic. (I can see her grinning as she is reading this. Hi mom.)
What stops us from being the most efficient and productive version of ourselves?
There are two ways to categorize our sense of “tiredness”, and that is; times when we are mentally tired, and times when we are physically tired.