Do You Need to Be More Productive — Or Are You Just Writing the Wrong Things?

Meg Dowell Writes

Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing enough of the things I should be doing — even though I’m already, by some standards, doing too much.

Okay, that was a lie. I feel this way all the time.

Or, at least, I did. Until I learned an important lesson about priorities.

There’s something about creativity that just makes a lot of us want to do all the things, all the time, because it feels good. Start a blog? Sweet! Make music? Yes! Sell stuff on Etsy because everybody’s doing it and it’s fun and also $$$$? SIGN. ME. UP.

I don’t know about you. But I just love making things.

Which is awesome and also terrible. Because a lot of us feel this urgent need to always be doing something. Always writing, always drawing, always sketching out new ideas in our heads to save for the imaginary moment when we…

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