Mindless work.

Ever had a moment nothing seems to go well? Or a day where you don’t feel the need to do anything?

I guess we all have these moments from time to time. Is this a bad thing? I don’t think so. It might overcome you at the wrong time or place but it’s not as worse as you think. Why do we have those moments? We are tired after a busy week or we had a rough weekend. Maybe it’s because someone said something wrong or you did something that causes trouble and now you’re afraid of doing something else.

In fact, all of the above reasons don’t matter. The point is to fill this time as effective as possible. If you are tired, it’s better to take a nap and continue your work the next day. At first, it will look like some time wasted but you will see that you might as well gain some time. When you are tired, your brain will not be creative or able to think fast enough. The consequence is that you spend more time on your work without delivering more quality. Sometimes when you’re brain is tired, you will not feel the need to go get a nap. What to do then? That is the perfect time to do some mindless work like scanning all your paper notes or cleaning your desk. Maybe you have some slumbering tasks you postponed for a couple of weeks? This is the perfect time to get rid of those. Performing those little tasks will free your mind and provide you with some positive energy to continue the rest of the day.

How do you manage the moments you’re tired? Let me know in the comments!