Not all the time, but I do. I can admit that. Sometimes I’ll put off a project until the last minute because, well honestly… missing a deadline is exciting to me. What’s wrong with me? No clue, but I know this…. I enjoy roller coasters. So I guess I need to get out and go to a theme park, cause my worklife is seriously lacking in excitement, you know, considering I’m skirting deadlines for cheap thrills.
TBH, I think this stems from an addiction to dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline. Although this may explain my urge for a cheap rush at the expense of my deadlines… (and maybe I’ll seek help… or…) maybe I’ll start a roller coaster tour through the states just for fun and see if that satiates my addiction making me more productive? Or, to avoid showering the states (that happen to house my highest readership) in barf, I could give some other, “tried-tested-and-true methods” of being productive a shot (no pun intended) or just drink like a normal writer (half-kidding ;)).
Although waking up super early is less appealing than being a vomit-comet across the states, I’m considering dressing up in the mornings as though I was in an actual office. I’ve read that it is supposed to light a fire under your butt so you can get sh*t done. It makes sense if you think about it. When working from home, if you wake up in your jammies and shuffle to the kitchen with one eye open, bumping around looking for coffee and then stumble to your desk, your work pace is locked at “snail.” You never really feel awake.
Here’s My Secret to Being Productive
Showering and getting ready, then dressing up and looking like you’re in an office, is a good way to generate momentum and crush the proverbial “it.” Fake it till you make it right? Just kidding that’s an awful euphemism. Be yourself always. But, when work calls… show up.
Oh and don’t forget the coffee! It may be for closer’s, but it’s a chicken and egg situation. So “Get it BOI!”
Another thing I like to do is make my way to the gym and finish a workout halfway through the day then quickly head back to complete it. A fresh pair of eyes helps to edit and finalize project details and since my team is made of one… those eyes have to be mine. So freshen them up by creating distance from your work then getting back to it when you feel rested up.
I want to know what works for you guys? What are your morning rituals? What gets you ready to go to work or ready to work from home and keep you productive?
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