Time to write: ~35 minutes | Updated: 2022-10-08 Epistemic status: 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., 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 do I have other physical needs? am I hungry, thirsty, good temperature? If you're medium energy, consider: 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 Suggestions to start working small tasks, to build momentum tasks to make the work environment better if you’re 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 Do low-value low-energy tasks maybe listened to talks/podcasts I wanted to listen (but rarely useful) check my bookmarked podcasts look at TikTok trends that I might want to do with Carissa check Facebook notifications 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 read emails, check Messenger conversations read or text-to-audio content that's not too dense things to try that I don't know if are useful to do when low-energy:
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