I’ve had a pretty productive morning where I did a webinar and related work, and then dealt with some emails. Into the afternoon I continued with this sense of productivity until about mid afternoon when I felt myself start to drag. I knew from experience I was at that stage where I was going to stare at the screen or, since I’m working from my home office today, maybe go sit on the couch, doze off or wallow and ultimately not get a whole lot done. Even though I mindfully had a light lunch, I was still starting to drag mid afternoon.
I knew of one thing to break that pattern so I could squeak out another segment of productivity, which was a state change. I got up, packed up my laptop, headed down to the coffee shop, bought a coffee and a cookie, and I had a clear project in mind. I wasn’t just going to a different location, but totally changed gears completely and worked on a project that’s kind of been hanging there. I’m doing a board training in a couple of weeks and I have to adapt somebody else’s training for this from our denominational office.