What If We Have Been Thinking About
Productivity All Wrong?

Laziness isn’t necessarily the enemy. It may just show that you are tired and it’s time to rest.

Procrastination isn’t necessarily a sin. It may just show that your goals aren’t aligned and clear. And it’s an opportunity to change your direction.

TOXIC Productivity?

Toxic productivity is highly related to:
  • Burnout and exhaustion.
  • Stress, anxiety, body aches.
  • Constant self-pressure and overworking. 
  • No enjoyment of the process and results.
  • Low self-esteem and FOMO (fear of missing out).
If you experience any of these ask yourself maybe you're in a circle of toxic productivity?

It's very easy to get into toxic productivity. The environment encourages us to work more and faster. Multitasking has become a completely normal thing.

In reality, our productivity depends on many factors such as hormones, other chemical reactions in the brain and body, cycle, body aches, mood, unexpected life events, and so on.

IT's not natural

So what I want to say is that being productive all the time is impossible. It’s not natural. 

Is it Possible to be Productive without Burnout?

Of course, yes. What I learned is that work-life balance is the most important thing. 

That’s why I started practicing yoga, walking, being in nature, and doing other activities more often. It helps to relax, and I noticed that when I’m more relaxed, I can be more efficient the next day. It’s a huge paradox when you really relax, you become more productive.

A well-balanced life is essential for personal effectiveness, productivity, and well-being.
A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention and energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions, and moving forward in a meaningful way.

Work-life balance seems such an obvious thing but is difficult enough to implement. Why? Because we often have too long to-do lists, there is always a lack of time for relaxation and other activities. Isn't that so?

So to sum up, I would like to say that healthy productivity depends a lot on your work-life balance.

A good work-life balance allows you to enjoy the process more, feel good and actually achieve a result.
Healthy productivity means that you have energy, motivation, healthy habits, and enough time to reach your goals. 

How to Find Time and Balance your Life?

There are three steps that can help you find a work-life balance and improve your productivity:

  • CLARITY. It all starts with realizing where your actions lead you. Why is it important for you to do what you do? Are your goals in line with your values? It's important to set smart and real goals because when we pursue NOT our goals, we waste our time. It's not hard to learn to be busy, but the whole point is, where does this lead you? Improving productivity without knowing your direction will just speed up and increase your confusion along the way. "If your ladder is up against the wrong wall, you will just get to the wrong place faster."
  • PROPER PLANNING SKILLS. These skills help us plan our time more efficiently. We all have the same amount of time, the only difference is how we use it. How much time we have depends on our ability to allocate time. Effective planning is the key to helping us create a work-life balance. If you don't like planning, there’s good news. There are several methods that are easy to learn and apply in everyday life.
  • ACTION. You probably know the feeling when you theoretically plan everything nicely, but it’s hard to put into real life? Action is needed to make your plan a reality. This is the hardest moment for many. However, the process can be facilitated by adapting certain productivity tools, methods, and techniques. And, of course, it is very important to develop the right habits, that help take action.

If you want to improve your healthy productivity and balance your life,
I invite you to join the Boost Healthy Productivity online course

In the Clarity part, you will learn how to create your value statement (vision, mission, values) because if you don’t know why you do what you do, it leads nowhere. You will also learn an excellent exercise how to clear your head of unnecessary thoughts, tasks, projects, etc. You will also look at where you spend the most time and how to change that. The most important part of this section will be your goals, you will learn how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals.

In the Planning part, you will learn about structure, how to organize your folders, tasks, and lists, and how to break down your goals and projects. You will also learn to prioritize your tasks, projects and which methods to use. You will learn how to create the ultimate To-Do List and what are the best practices. You will also learn about effective calendar methods and how to structurize your tasks in the calendar.

In the Action part, you will learn a lot of useful productivity methods and tools. Action is the most important part if you really want to achieve your goals. So you will learn about a healthy routine, how to motivate yourself, how to focus better, and be disciplined. In this part, you will also learn why it's important to include sports and relaxation in your life, and in general how to find a work-life balance.

About the Author

I have been a digital marketing agency co-owner for 9 years, during which time I worked on projects and ad campaigns management. In those years I analyzed many different time and project management methods and worked with various teams. 

I always enjoyed planning and organizing all sorts of things in my life since childhood. A clear structure and plan always motivated and helped achieve goals. While it’s natural for me, I realize it’s not easy for everyone, so my goal is to simplify planning and organizing processes, also help entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and freelancers improve their healthy productivity by teaching effective planning methods and work-life balance.

Aya Jokub

What does Healthy Productivity Online Course include?

In the course:

  • You will improve your productivity in 9 weeks
  • Since this is an online course, you will have the ability to connect from anywhere and learn at your own pace (~ 1 hour per week).
  • 9 topics to cover productivity from different angles. (3 main parts: Clarity, Planning, Action)
  • 3 months Access to Members area:
    • Text and video material

    • Downloadable files and templates

  • Structured, clear, and practical information, adapted for people who do not have lots of time for learning for long hours.

After the course you will:

  • have clarity about what you want to achieve
  • know how to properly set S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • learn how to break down your work and goals properly
  • learn how to create the right structure for your tasks, lists, folders
  • know how to prioritize your tasks
  • learn how to create the ultimate to-do list
  • learn effective productivity methods
  • be able to create the right habits and routine
  • be more motivated to take action
  • learn how to structure your calendar
  • be able to balance your life

Get notified when the online course Boost Healthy Productivity is available!

The course starts on the 27th of June, 2022. 

Only for the first 10 signups:

  • 44% DISCOUNT - 250€ 447€
  • FREE BONUS One-to-One Productivity consultation. 1 hour. Value 85€.

Sign up and get notified when the course will be available to purchase.

Find out if this online course is right for you


  • You are a freelancer or solopreneur
  • You want to improve PERSONAL time and business management
  • You want to implement the best planning strategies you can use in any time management tool
  • Your productivity is very low and you want to improve it
  • You are committed to doing exercises and taking actions to improve your productivity and life
  • You want to balance your work and life


  • You don’t care about your productivity
  • You want to learn how to work with teams and projects
  • You think that one time management tool can solve all your productivity problems

  • You don’t care about your ability to plan and achieve your goals
  • You don’t want to do any exercises 

  • You don’t think work-life balance has any effect
If it's still not clear if this online course is for you, let's talk.
Book a FREE 15min consultation (Clarity Call) and I will help you figure it out.


Finally! I found productivity tips that work FOR ME!

I really enjoyed the one-on-one session with Aiste. I found it super useful.
First, I had to do my homework providing her with a description of the problems I face. Thus, when I got to the session she had the consultation tailored to my personal needs.

During the session, I got a very clear idea of how it is going to work, which helped me have a clear vision of the process. The theory was very useful, however, the individual practical tips for my personal problems were golden!

I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I really believe I can take over my life and have a real work-life balance! Thanks, Aya! 

Aiste Tumaite / Customer Support Specialist / @0h0y0