More Than You Think

Keep going. You're accomplishing a lot more than you think.

Despite having a full and busy first half to this year, sometimes I can’t help but feel that I haven’t been productive — specifically in my quest for meaningful work. Usually this means it’s time to stop and take stock of the things I’ve done:

I’ve revamped my website and written posts from a place of integrity and truth on a regular basis, including my contributions here at Scoutie Girl.

I took an online class to solidify my workshop design skills, produced an outline for a one-hour workshop that’s almost ready to go and the visual material to go with it. Following a strong intuitive call, I created a second workshop and am piloting it as I type.

I took an online art class, learned new skills and techniques, and broadened my artistic reach.

Meanwhile, on the outskirts of meaningful work, I worked hard at my part-time office job, bought and moved house, and traveled to Paris and London.

I got up each day and lived what it had to offer.

I’m not listing all of this to brag or boast; I’m listing it for myself, to shed light on just how much has taken place and acknowledge a life fully lived.

And you know what? I bet anything you’ve been living a full life, too.

Just for fun, why don’t you pull out a pen and write down what you’ve been up to? I bet you it’s more than you think.

So when you’re feeling kind of sluggish, stalled, or down on yourself, remember that there’s usually a lot more going on than meets the eye and that sometimes, keeping things running smoothly is hard work.

Then give yourself a pat on the back because YOU are doing a fabulous job!

4 thoughts on “More Than You Think

  1. Thank you for this post. I have been fighting with myself over not working on my book while having some health issues. I have been fighting just to get the normal house things done so I will not be living in filth and somehow never have the added energy or willpower to put in the work on my novel. Yes, sometimes just getting through the day can be exhausting, some days you can say that you woke up, got to work, and came home still breathing and it is an accomplishment.

  2. The timing for this post couldn’t have been better. I’ve been running full-steam this summer and really starting to feel it. When you get really ragged it’s easy to think, maybe I’m not cut out for this. But looking back at what has been accomplished feels good. It’s more than enough to justify some quiet, less productive days just to recharge!

  3. I really needed this today! I’ve been attacking so many personal projects lately, I feel like I’ve barely made a drop in the ocean of each. Usually this is the point when I get frustrated and throw in the towel! This post was a good reminder to keep going. I think we just need to be a little kinder to ourselves sometimes! (I also really love that line “I got up each day and lived what it had to offer” – that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?!)

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