It's been over a week since the kids went back to school and a surprisingly unproductive week it was. It was not at all what I was expecting. I quickly discovered that I sort of forgot how to work all day. I now have 6 hours yet I have the attention span of toddler. After the shock of the first few days, I realized it's a lot like being out of shape. It takes time and work to get back in (working) shape. It's going to take time and practice to get my focus and my flow back. And of course what worked before may and or may not work for me anymore because there's only one thing that stays exactly the same and it's that everything changes--me, my work, my day, my environment, everything.
A few things I'm trying out...
- standing desk...I've got my cutting mat on top of an old dresser. It's right in front of the window so the lighting in perfect.
- 6 things...write down only 6 tasks for the day and prioritize them.
- time blocks...I've got a morning and afternoon block and a set time for lunch and errands.
I think it's interesting. We often wish for more time to be creative. Everyone's biggest complaint is not enough time. But when suddenly given a large block of time, we don't have the work habits to efficiently use it. That's where I'm at right now, finding my groove again.