This week, we will start by talking about having a “miss” day: a day when something interferes with your planned activities and throws you off. After that, we’ll talk about doing big things a little bit at a time (a.k.a. “eating the whale/elephant”). After that, we have a chance to talk to author, podcaster, and vlogger Matt Wallace.
Links for this episode:
- Matt Wallace on Twitter
- Matt Wallace on Amazon (Sin du Jour)
- Matt Wallace’s Website
- Angry Writer Vlog
- MattFnWallace Vlog
- Ditch Diggers (with Mur Lafferty)
- Lions vs. Elephant (From BBC’s Planet Earth)
Hello Kevin and Ursula, my name is Mandee. I have been a listener of Productivity Alchemy since your first introduction of it. I love listening to your banter and find myself laughing out loud a lot during the episodes.
I would like to tell you that I appreciate the way you talk about your struggles with productivity; but, more than that, I appreciate very much how you approach mental illness and how you make it a point to tell people that if they are suffering, they are okay. They are not any less a wonderful person because they have this particular kind of struggle. I battle with ADD, depression, and anxiety every day. Though I am medicated and have found a pretty sweet spot with my dosages right now, it is still a Sisyphean task to get through the work day sometimes. Thank you so much for your awesome encouragement for your friends and your listeners, in productivity and in dealing with the everyday things that pop up in life.
Thank you for making this podcast! I look forward to each new episode.
Happy holidays, and I look forward to what 2018 brings from Productivity Alchemy.
I want to say something about the SAD thing as a gardener. My friends got me the lights and I try to get outside for actual sunlight a lot, but I think my problem is more that I don’t have contact with dirt. They have proven that there are microbes in worked soil that give us positive brain chemicals and I think, at least for me, that is the bigger winter problem. If the ground thaws out enough that I can pull some weeds, I do a lot better. Houseplants are not quite the same thing, though.
I also find that sometimes if life is too much, writing off the evening chores and just pulling weeds helps when the day is too overwhelming.
The eating a thing… Dagwood Sandwich was my previous metaphor but not as many people know about Dagwood now-a-days.