I won’t be able to release everything I promised by Monday as I wasn’t as productive as usual last week. After working on 200 Words a Day every day continuously for two months, I was wondering if I was starting to burn out or not. I felt sluggish. Not sad, but empty.
I tend to be overly passionate about my work, but passionate people burn out easily. It turns out I was overly-reacting: it was the change of environment. My worries disappeared after a week.
One thing to take into account when you work remotely is your adaptation period to a new place.
In my case, I need a good week before getting back to full productivity. Before that, I feel tired and lazy. I don’t know the psychology behind it, but I suppose that since mobility breaks routines, it depletes will power as well.
Humans are not meant to be fast travelers. Mobility generates precarity. Precarity is the enemy of stability. However, you need stability to perform deep work. This is why digital nomads rarely move from one city to another in just a couple of days.
You can create stability by relying on healthy personal micro-habits.
I turned inwards to figure out what was wrong, and I came up with some nice observations about myself. Tiredness is cured with sleep, sweets, and loved ones.
Tomorrow I will write about my personal habits to get into a flow state.