Have you ever worked on a project or task and felt like you were really cooking? You are possessed by enthusiasm and energy. Then, you go to lunch, come back, and you can’t even get motivated to look at it? It happens to me all the time.
In a wonderful article in Inc. Magazine, Jason Fried suggests that motivation, productivity, and efficiency come and go. That they are not constants. So, we must figure out ways to adjust to these ebbs and flows. You can see the full article here: How to Get Creative: Stop Trying
If you find yourself in a slump, he recommends not forcing creativity. Instead, he recommends finding another part of the project or task for which you can get excited as a way to bring some of that energy back.
Great advice for the next time I get caught in Projectus Interruptus.