Some people develop rigid systems for working. Systematic work results in positive flow and productivity. But failure to follow route causes frustration.
Work isn’t so black and white. Just because you skip a step in the daily ritual doesn’t mean you’ll hit a snag. You have to be adaptable.
With that said, there are some basic triggers to restarting work every day:
- Ignore distractions. Turn off social media.
- Drink a cup of coffee.
- Be sitting/standing at your desk by 8:30 AM.
- Go for a walk for inspiration.
But none of above have to be followed in order nor be completed to get started working. In other words, stretching helps but it isn’t required.
There’s no special code to getting stuff done, only a list of things that help with the process. Be willing to experiment with and embrace inconsistency. Great ideas brew out of deviation.
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