I don’t know exactly what it is, but one thing I’ve definitively concluded since I started working from home is that I’m a morning person, and my productivity seems to completely drop off or need to be altered by about one o’clock. It’s almost like clockwork; I get up at either six or seven (depending how
late reddit keeps me up late I go to bed), work pretty steadily all morning with a few breaks for breakfast and lunch, and then…one o’clock arrives. I realize I can’t sit still for my morning routine, and usually have to change gears, go out into the living room, put something on the TV, and work in either “distracted mode” or veg out completely. It’s usually the former rather than the latter, so at least I’m getting some work done, but it’s hardly the focused drive I’m able to get going in the morning.
Does anyone else seem to reach this wall at one o’clock? This post is a product of this funk, as I sit here scribbling this while watching “The Office” on Netflix. I feel a little bad about it. It’s a beautiful day outside (still a mite too cold, but still sunny and pretty), I could take my editing out on the road to a coffee shop or something, but I can only seem to hole up on my butt in front of the TV. But I’m still doing some work, so it’s not a great loss. It’s a weird feeling. I’m doing stuff, but am I deviating too much from “treating this like a job” by vegging a little? I keep trying to push myself to go “9 to 5” like a real job, but it just doesn’t seem effective.
Ah, well. Overall, I’m still getting stuff done, even though it isn’t as much, and if it works, perhaps I should embrace that one o’clock lull for what it is. No point in trying to fight against something that happens naturally, and, besides, I’ve got a pretty great typing position worked out for my couch.