Productivity isn’t something that is easy to maintain continuously. One has to struggle nonstop to overcome it. It can be because of sleep deprivation, poor time management, lack of eating and decision-making skills or simply having too many competitions or rivalries at your side. Moreover, the productive day can also be obstructed by external factors such as having workload and staying in the workplace for a long time. Sometimes focusing too much on productivity can also be paralyzing and simple tasks seem unreachable.Focusing too much on productivity can be very devastating because it adds pressure to our brains and continuous hustle in our self. After all, we focus on trivial rather than concentrating on the bigger side of the picture. Not obsessing with productivity and not being productive are completely different things and obsession can be treated with doing some other sort of things as well.

Here are some reasons and their outcomes that happens when obsession is deeply linked with productivity:

Constant Pressure:

We are living in an era where everyone around us always puts great pressure on being productive always. Everyone nowadays has this stance that those who work more in less time are the ones who are doing great to themselves, their families, their company and to their environment and that’s why we often take them as an example for us. This continuously echoes in our minds to do something unique, inspiring, and creative all the time. Humans have dived too deep in this ocean of overthinking of being productive that despite being a competition with their past unproductive self, they’re competing continuously with their colleges and deteriorating environment.

Impact Of Covid_19 On Mental Health And Productivity Imbalance:

In comparison to pre and post COVID times, many people feel unproductive because of working from home every time, not going out to freshen up their mind and soul, feelings of apathy or general exhaustion alongside poor productivity. They’ll have depression or their mental health may feel like bothering their ability to work at home. That’s all because they’re obsessed with productivity a whole lot and are focusing on the minutest details that are trivial at some points. When we focus on something too much, our vision becomes narrower and it takes our concentration to minutest things that are slightly unimportant at some points. For example, We focus on hours, gadgets, widgets, fonts, and themes of our slides or columns in our quick book sheets. If someone wants to work efficiently in their work-life, they should start concentrating on the scope and objective of their task to the first extent.

Kick To Obsession:

Focusing on what makes you happier is a great kick to obsession and there are things in our work life that we don’t enjoy doing at all but we can expect to have some interest that develops our excitement in that specified thing and we overcome the obsession with feelings of being ebullient and joyful. Another way is to get your workplace structured. Don’t just pile your to-do list with a whole lot of responsibilities before fulfilling the one. Instead, start taking baby steps to do your work in an optimistic state of mind and soul. This is called ‘in time learning’. People should embrace ‘in time learning’. If you’re focusing on launching a product then think about the packaging, branding, logo, terms and conditions, safety precautions instead of focusing on its sale. That’s the second step. The first step is the product and its finalization. Other things are important but not for now. There’ll be their time as well and then focus on these specific things.


It’s alright that everyone around is focusing and is obsessing with being productive but everyone has their phases of life. We feel that if we aren’t striving hard or doing a lot then we won’t be at the perfect point or stage. But in the focus of that, we shouldn’t lose sight of really tranquil moments and sometimes focus on real-time activities like feeling the scent of freshly made tea and the first ray of sunlight. That all contributes to long-term life satisfaction and is more oriented towards curated goals.