This week, I’ve been extremely unmotivated at work. Probably not the best thing to admit…but after a spate of busy weeks, late work nights and packed days, I’ve had some downtime and find myself in that limbo of having little to do and zero motivation to do it. It’s that feast or famine mentality that I seem to handle so well…(cough cough, breaking out in hives…)
Now I’m the kind of person that works a lot better in a structured environment (big surprise…). When I’m busy and on a deadline, my head is clear, I write to-do lists like I was born with a highlighter in my hand, and I buckle down and focus. But the second I’m left to my own fruition, all my ambition and nose-to-the-grindstone mentality seeps out of me until I’m a slack-jawed blob poking away at the internet and taking the better part of a day to motivate myself to take a walk around the block.
It’s such a startling and immediate transition from my busy self, it’s like I’m the Jekyll and Hyde of corporate America. And this is why it’s taken me the entire week to work up the energy and motivation to write up a report that would literally take me 45 minutes on a busy day. Suddenly, a straightforward task has taken me 38 hours of work time trying to psych myself up enough to write the report, and then another hour split up over the length of a week to actually complete it.
Sheesh. At least it’s almost the weekend? Boy do I need it!
What’s My Age: 13, a middle school slacker at the end of the school year.