When we devote ourselves to things that give us energy, we have more energy for things we have no energy for.
Extroverts understand this. If one derives energy from being with people, one must do that to fuel those focused, solo work times. Saying, “I’ll deprive myself of this until I do this,” is a sometimes necessary, emergency move, not a best way to go about life.
I’ve struggled over the years to find new ways to be productive. I’ve always had a sense I could be working smarter, and thus have more time and mental bandwidth left over for things that matter. Perhaps that’s where you are. Or, maybe you feel a bit sluggish these days and could use a kick-start. […]