There seem to be locations where I get things done, and locations where I slack off. It’s truly tied to the location how much I can get done. If I’m in a spot where I’m motivated, I can get more done in 1 hour than all day in a slacking off place.
I found out quickly my office at the church was a slacking off place. It’s true…it was really tough to get work done there. On nice days I’d have to go outside, go to Starbucks, or even head home to get work done. Fortunately my leadership was pretty relaxed with the in-the-office rules.
My current slacking off place is in my apartment. I’ll travel from dining room, to kitchen bar, to desktop, to couch, to bed. I just end up watching Netflix, playing games on my phone, or tweeting. I have to go downstairs to the club house…and somehow it motivates me to work.
There’s a good chance you’d experienced this. You might have not put your finger on the problem yet. This is the problem. And it’s a real shame. Often times our motivation is tied to our location.
But now you know the problem.
I encourage you: Keep a running list of all your slacking off places. Then avoid them. Get out of the office. Get out of the house. Get away from your TV!
You can be a powerhouse producer…you just have to find your groove and get motivated.
Your turn to chime in. Where are your slacking off places?