Right now I’m right in the middle of my second “Monk Mode”. A period that a switch off social media, stick to a strict set of protocols in an attempt to re-align myself with my long-term goals and essentially get stuff done.
For those of you who may be new here and not know, monk mode was made popular by online self-improvement communities, but is basically a set period of time of increased discipline, focus, productivity and living with intent.
And so far what was previously “dead time” i.e time spent scrolling nothing in particular, has actually allowed me to procrastinate less and get some of those backlog items I’ve been wanting to get done as I mentioned in my intro.
I would suggest if you’re struggling to keep up in those “busy periods”, try removing some of those things that you consider as “dead time” and try to restructure your days accordingly. As I’ve mentioned before in previous articles, it’s all about setting yourself up for success and testing how you feel, trying new routines and optimising your life in a way that works best for you.