Time to write
: ~35 minutes
: notes to my (future) selves; made public just in case it's useful for someone else
EtA: some of this also work if you’re otherwise cognitively impaired; ex.: because you’re hungry
Are you really low energy?
try laying on the ground. maybe you'll get relaxed and bored enough to go back to work.
pay attention if you're averse to some tasks, or have other emotions preventing you to work: sadness, anger, etc.
If you're medium energy, consider:
am I tired? if so, will sleeping now be good to maintain my sleep schedule? consider doing a nap
am I physically tired? did I train? can I train? prioritize that
Anything you can do to boost energy level?
Improve your near-term productivity:
prepare meals for the next days
clean the place; clean dishes; clean clothing; organize place
check if you need to buy things
Do low-value low-energy tasks:
[medium-low energy] read emails, check Messenger conversations
[medium-low energy] read or text-to-audio content that's not too dense
[medium-low energy] review past notes
[medium-low energy] do a weekly review
check Facebook notifications
maybe listened to talks/podcasts I wanted to listen (but rarely useful)
check my bookmarked podcasts
talk with people I already know about some ideas
try a new form of meditation
look into transcendental meditation (as recommended by Alton Sun IIRC)
although careful about doing tasks handling data to not delete or disorganize anything
document repetitive tasks ??
probably still better to outsource those
things to try that I don't know if are useful to do when low-energy:
if your too low energy, and can't do any of the above, and decide to do something fun, but think your energy level might come back:
put a timer to remember introspecting on whether you're ready to work / need to sleep
consider not doing something that can be addictive / excessively grab your attention
here are ways to have fun:
call a friend (careful about not disturbing them)
if I have 2 hours, I can check movies in 'media' Google Sheet
check TV shows in ♫! folder