Stop Trying to Be Productive
“It’s everywhere,” said Julie Ulstrup, 57, a photographer in Colorado. “It’s in blog posts, it’s on social media, it’s in emails I get from people like, ‘use this time productively!’ As if I usually don’t.”
But in the midst of a global pandemic that has upended nearly every facet of modern life, people are finding it harder and harder to get things done.
A few weeks ago, the optimistic thought was that it would only be a few weeks. I’m just as guilty of everyone for trying to get too many things done. I thought that by eliminating my commute I’d have all this extra time. But I don’t, and nobody else really does either. It mostly just got filled up with worrying.