It’s totally normal to feel like you’re not getting much done the first few weeks of the year. You’re coming off the high of the holidays, parties, cheer, and anxiety of family gatherings.
But guess what. You’re not the only one.
Regardless of whether you work for yourself or in a company, there are people you deal with on a daily basis who are feeling the same as you are.
The important thing is to figure out what’s causing it and move past it.
Feeling unproductive can come from not receiving feedback for the work you’re doing or did towards the end of last year.
You may not be seeing how your efforts affect the overall business of the organization.
You may feel unappreciated in your day-to-day.
You may simply be feeling like you don’t know where to start.
Here’s a possible solution for getting started.
Look at your audience or customers and consider who you can help the most. Don’t focus on who you can help the fastest; this may still leave you feeling like you’re not making a positive impact.
Next, once you’ve determined who, you can plan how to help them. What content or task can you offer to help?
Is there a favor they’ve asked for in the past that you weren’t able to provide?
Is there a product that would really make them happy?
Lastly, what will determine your success? Define what will determine your success in “what” you’ve done for your “who”.
Measuring your success properly will give you a feeling of satisfaction that will provide you the motivation to start working on your 2019 goals.
Doing this activity when you’re feeling unproductive can positively impact your overall business goals and strategy. It should leave you feeling productive and fulfilled. Not to mention the value you’ve brought to your “who”.