Author’s Note: I want to apologize ahead of time to the reader if this is incoherent. I have a ton of thoughts today on this topic, and they may not translate well to the written page.

Today is one of those days where I’m struggling with motivation. That’s not to say I’m not motivated. I have a number of things that are on my mind that I could happily work on. Unfortunately, none of those include a few projects for work that I really need to work on.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I like to study productivity. I frequently read blogs, articles, and books on being more productive, organization techniques, etc. And I frequently gain something from them. But even with all of that study, the one thing that I’m still struggling with is how to refocus my mind on a project when my mind is anywhere but there.

It doesn’t help that I’m struggling to sit still today too. My home office has a sitting desk, unlike my desk at work which is a standing desk. So I can’t easily do work while standing, walking in place, etc. I may need to figure out a way to change my setup here at home… it looks like I have at least another month of this to go.

The weird thing is, I was highly motivated yesterday. I got a fair amount done. And even this morning I was doing pretty good overall. But this afternoon my concentration started to slip, and the last hour or two have been brutal.

Perhaps I’ll take the rest of today off, do stuff around the house, and try to relax/reset for tomorrow. I have no idea if that will actually work, but it’s worth a shot.

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