How to achieve more by worrying less: The antidote to productivity guilt

How to achieve more by worrying less: The antidote to productivity guilt

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Explore common productivity stumbling blocks and stop feeling guilty about not getting everything done, in this interactive masterclass.

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Hustle culture tells us that we need to be always on, searching for new and innovative ways to advance our career. Prioritising work over everything else can result in longer to-do lists than we can reasonably tackle, and excess feelings of guilt when we find ourselves unable to relax, or unable to keep up.

After five years of searching for the secret to productivity, Madeleine Dore discovered that there isn’t one. Instead, we’re being set up to fail. In this masterclass, you will explore the five most common productivity stumbling blocks including perfectionism, busyness, and indecision with potential antidotes to help you question and reflect on the layer of judgement we place on a day.

If you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, or you feel like you’re falling behind, this masterclass will confront these challenges head on so you can worry less about getting things done, and more about the things that are worth doing. During the class you will also have the opportunity to workshop your problems and seek possible solutions through ‘live confessionals’.

This course is for …

  • Anyone who feels like they aren’t doing enough
  • Anyone with a never-ending list of things to do and not enough time to do them

Course content

  • How productivity narrows our days, and the antidote
  • The hopeless search for the ideal routine
  • The worry of wasting time
  • The trying pursuit of perfection
  • The standstill of indecision
  • The great disappointment of expectation
  • Live confessionals - what is contributing to your productivity guilt?
  • Q&A

Tutor profile

Madeleine Dore is the author of I Didn’t Do The Thing Today. As a labour of love, Madeleine spent years asking creative thinkers how they navigate their days on her popular blog Extraordinary Routines and podcast Routines & Ruts. She now dabbles in various freelance projects and tries to hold things lightly.

Course Details

  • Date: Tuesday 12 July 2022
  • Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm BST

6.30pm BST | 7.30pm CEST | 10.30am PDT | 1.30pm EDT

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