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How to Overcome ‘Productivity Dysmorphia’

How to Overcome ‘Productivity Dysmorphia’

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Productivity dysmorphia

Productivity dysmorphia could explain why you feel down about your productivity, even when it’s clear to everyone else you’re doing a great job.

It sits in “the intersection of burnout, imposter syndrome, and anxiety.”

The key to battling productivity dysmorphia is recognizing intellectually that you’re meeting your goals and doing good work. It can be helpful to see those facts represented in a tangible way.

  • Write down your to-do list regularly, but don’t be overwh...

We get a lot of feedback during the workday that can go unappreciated because of the pace at which we work. Stop letting positive reinforcement pass you by. That’s what the productivity dysmorphia wants.

Next time you get an email or Slack message thanking you for all y...

Try to reconsider what you think of as “productivity.”

  • It’s productive to get all your work done, yes, and productive to work out or devote a certain amount of time every night to your side job or hobby. 
  • It’s also productive to rest. Relaxing...

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