Why Letting Go Was The Most Productive Thing I Ever Did

Stop doing everything and simplify your life

Karina
ILLUMINATION

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Photo by Gianandrea Villa on Unsplash

I’m an ambitious person. I want to do more and get more done immediately. This also means I’m an impatient person.

I got into the topic of productivity more than 10 years ago because I wanted to get more done. At the beginning of my studies, I had unhealthy habits:

  • sleeping less
  • eating unhealthy and fast
  • taking no breaks

to have more time for “being productive”. But the thing is, I wasn’t productive and I got sick right after the submission was done.

I had so much to do and I wanted it to be done fast. I spent years trying to do everything. And I wasn’t productive.

The hardest lesson I learned was to let go of my own high standards, delegate, and only focus on the important things.

Letting go of things and people that are not helping you improve your life, or bring you down is a big step in becoming more productive.

The song “Let It Go” from Frozen is actually the perfect song to recap what I’m about to write:

Prioritize and Let Go

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Karina
ILLUMINATION

Introvert. Writing about my strategies from lessons learned about self-growth and productivity. Get my guide: karina-ahrer.com/boost-your-productivity/