I was thinking about this quote at 2.30 this morning as I was lying awake with nausea after having worked on my laptop for too long yesterday.
There’s still that childish, stubborn part of me that hopes I’ll just switch back to how I was before – able to work for as long as I wanted, able to do whatever I wanted to do with no consequence. It doesn’t happen, does it?
So I have been thinking about finding a new way of working. I still need to get the same amount of work done, but I’m going to need to do it in a better time-managed, more concentrated way. This new way of working is going to need to be flexible enough to accommodate my ‘good pain’ and ‘bad pain’ days. It’s going to need to allow for plenty of breaks away from the computer.
Inspired by the Betty Means Business 2-Hour Project and the Pomodoro system, I’m going to try out a new system of working in short, concentrated bursts. The difficult thing will be stopping. Once I get in to a creative flow of writing or designing, I feel like if I stop, I’ll forget it all – the moment will be lost forever.
But pain is forcing me in to a different way of life – I guess I need to tell that childish part of me to grow up and suck it up!