If you do deep, focused work like writing, research, or coding, you may find yourself procrastinating on the most impactful and rewarding parts of your job.
It takes a lot to get in the zone and do your best work. You need the right environment, enough time and energy, and to be in the right mindset for it. So even if you love it, it can be easy to keep choosing something simpler, something that feels like less of an investment. You might not get to your top priority until after you’ve checked your email or done the dishes.
That’s on a good day. But what about when you’re trying to take on a big task that bores you, confuses you, or intimidates you? Or even worse, a task that repels you in a way you don’t understand, the kind that makes you feel tired or foggy just thinking about it? That’s when you can get so stuck that every work day feels like a battle.
You might find yourself spending as much time and energy wrestling with your avoidance as you do actually getting work done. When you’re losing the wrestling match, it threatens your livelihood. And even when you’re winning the wrestling match, it’s no way to live!
But it’s possible to spend more time in the zone without making yourself miserable.
Find out how with my free guide, 10 Ways to Beat Procrastination.
You can also come to my free coworking sessions. I start each one with an exercise to shift us out of procrastination and into creativity.
Want to go deeper than that? See if your productivity issue is the kind I work with.