Your Version of Productive in 2023 

When a new year begins, there always seems to be an emphasis on productivity, resolutions, how someone is going to make the most of their year, and how it will definitely be the best one yet.

But, to be honest, this has grown a little tired. With more and more people understanding that ‘working until you feel like you might drop’ has been disguised under the word ‘productivity’, it only makes sense that people want to redefine what productivity means for them. Which, for many, is not to be so exhausted at any given point that you feel like you could burst into tears at any moment.

This piece is going to take a look at how you can be your version of productive in 2023.

What Do You Want to Achieve?

First and foremost, when it comes to being productive, your actions are only productive if they are helping you move toward something that is important to you. These are also known as your goals.

There is no need to make grand, sweeping objectives that will put a ton of pressure on yourself. Think more about what you want out of each day, and work those small steps to build up to the bigger ambition. 

March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

If you are in a position to create your own timelines, then do so in a way that honors how you feel and how you work. Of course, there will sometimes be limitations, such as working for others and other people’s deadlines, but when it comes to your personal life and those goals, you can focus on yourself. You are not in competition with anyone else, so go at your own pace and try not to succumb to the pressure of the wrongly ascribed notion that if you haven’t woken up at 4 am to do a 3-hour workout, some meditation, write in a gratitude journal and complete a Rubix cube with your eyes closed before you begin work, you are most definitely a *failure*.

Check Your Temperature 

Winter can be a miserable time when it comes to being productive. Even though the new year can add an element of motivation, having cold fingers and toes can stamp that out pretty quickly. If you can keep one room warm in your home where you can get things done, that can help move things along. Head over to for some heating solutions. 

Organize in Your Own Way 

Being organized is a key aspect of allowing yourself to work on the things you care about while being able to keep on top of the essentials. It is down to you how you feel your items and daily schedules are organized best – but some hacks can be helpful for many.

One of the main things to consider to keep you on an even keel is to keep all of your electronics charged and ready to go. That way, when the inspiration strikes, you don’t have to worry about a dead battery.