Every time I have something nontrivial to do I pretty much follow the same process, regardless of my motivation
The only two things that differ regarding my motivation that day are:
Yeah, binaural music helps me. So does switching into pomodoro mode and using the breaks to get up and get away. It helps to remind myself during the 25-minute "on" periods that I don't have to push through boredom all day - just for the next 25 minutes.
"Helps" is key. Sometimes it just doesn't.
I think at the heart of it that boredom is not caring. I never get bored doing home improvements. It's my home. I own it. I'm invested.
I am really grateful for my work because, for the most part, I own it. I don't get second-guessed or hemmed in by bureaucracy or committees.
I really like the idea of the distractions sheet!
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