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“Productivity based self worth” is a belief that your worth is directly tied to your productivity - it's something I've struggled with most my life. Do you constantly feel like you need to prove your worth? Do you feel overwhelmed by an endless to-do list and guilty for not doing enough? In today's chat we dive into productivity-based self-worth, how it impacts your mental health, and how to begin to untangle from this. Hit play to learn more!
✨ 3 Takeaways from this episode:
Your worth is not earned. You could make a million dollars today, clean your whole house or simply sit on your porch, read a book, and enjoy the weather and your value and worth as a human does not change.
Productivity-based self worth is a major contributor to anxiety & depression – when you’re constantly trying to earn your worth it’s inevitable that you add more and more and more to your plate, often sacrificing your own needs in the name of someone else’s or productivity and this creates chronic patterns of stress that not just impact your emotional state but your physical state as well. You can only operate in overdrive for so long before things start to break down. You cannot create or live a regulated life when you’re constantly stacking on more and more. So, action step from this take away: sit and do nothing sometime this week. See what comes up for you? If your brain quickly offers up 10 things you should be doing instead, if your body feels antsy and uncomfortable resting — there’s liking some untangling work for you here.
This untangling is hard, you might need support in this work. I invite you to find quiet moments to explore some of these questions on your own, with a friend, partner, therapist or coach:
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