Stop wasting time – just get on with things
We’ve all been there… There’s something to be done, but it’s not quite urgent (or important!) enough for us to actually do it. Other things get in the way – some real, some SYDs. Despite how loudly our head might be shouting at us, talking about the the logic of the situation, our mojo just won’t fire up for us to get going. Stuff gets pushed closer to the deadline.
That’s not always a bad thing, of course, so here's question you need to get into the habit of asking yourself, and answering it honestly!
Sometimes doing nothing for a while that means we get we recharge our batteries, and then work faster after the rest: is it better to press on, or rest first? What's the total amount of time the work (or rest-then-work) will take?
That means resting is often a good idea… but there are times when we just have to buckle down and do something. As you might expect, this is something scientists have invested quite some time in studying.
Let's start off with the silly stuff and get serious in a moment.
Hold the zombie idea in your head for a bit while you look at something else.
If we are more likely to do things which bring us Joy, which we consider to be Worthwhile or which are a reasonably Challenge, and we can’t really tell the difference between real and imagined stuff, we should be able to make it more likely that we’ll do things that we pretend bring us Joy, which we consider etc. Now, let’s put that science back together with our zombie fear issue. I'm pretty sure you can see where this is going for yourself pretty easily.