The Art Of Fast Living

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The Avantguardian Igrien

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life | motivation


August 2017

It’s odd how the moment you start getting busy, real busy, you are finally getting things done. A lot of things.

I recently started on a new project that has been keeping me busy for four days a week now. I was afraid that it would make me drown in my own work. Which – quite frankly – is still the case (I have the habit of taking on too much work). But the accelerated pace has made me much more decisive and my time efficiency has never been better.

I guess somewhere between peace and chaos there’s a state in which you work most optimal and you’re able to thrive off of an energy that normally isn’t present in quieter times.

Here’s when the art of fast living could work for you.

1. You are an indecisive person
This is me. I over contemplate things. Before I have made my decision, I have missed the momentum and I’m stuck with the consequences. In this case, taking on a higher workload can be good because it makes you focus more clearly and you’re able to cut the chord without wasting time going back and forth for nothing.

2. You are a procrastinator
While I think I am an organized person, I am also a person who tends to put off things until the very last minute. In this case, it’s good to have a fast pace in your life because you will have no other option but to finish your tasks. I am getting the same (if not, more) amount of photography work done in a week with a four-day project than without.

3. You don’t prioritize
I like to think that we can all set our priorities, but often times we don’t. We let all incoming emails pause our work, every notification on social media – every WhatsApp message is an invite to a new conversation. I may be answering my messages slower now but I am working more time efficiently than before and I am getting the more important tasks done.

Are you a fast-living soul? Would the art of fast living work for you? I’d love to know!

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    This is very true! I have the drive to finish a project once it is started.
    However; give me a weekend off to do nothing and I will totally live the dream.
    When I saw this blog post – I was totally thinking this post was going to be about how fast our lives are now and how addicted we are to technology.
    Great post.
    Set to Glow

    • Hi Kiri, you’re right – that probably would have been a better fit for the title!
      It’s strange isn’t it? Probably not the healthiest way of living but it does get you through deadlines!
      Thanks for stopping by! <3

  • eleonora mezzo

    I’m in love with your blog! This post is so inspiring and the photos are great
    xx Ele |

    • Thanks so much Eleonora – that means a lot! Thanks for stopping by! <3

  • This is so true – I find I can’t motivate myself unless I feel completely piled down with work….I need the pressure! I don’t think it’s the healthiest way of doing things, but it’s always worked for me! x

    • It probably isn’t, I agree. But it gets the job done! Thanks for stopping by dear! Hope you have a lovely week! <3

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