The end of the year and beginning of the next is always a very crazy time for me. I have to admit that once I went a month without a blog it was so difficult to come back to it. Inertia is a very powerful thing.
Inertia is what I am thinking about today. I am amazed at the power of focus in doing a task for work or even in play. It is inertia that I credit for the difficulty transitioning from work to my home (or to the gym!) at the end of the day, despite how much I adore my family. And it is inertia I blame for my resistance to going back into the office early Monday morning when I have truly taken a weekend off from work. Inertia. Do you notice my use of “credit” and “blame?” It reveals the true inner workaholic in me that I appreciate my focus when it is on work and I resent my lack of focus when I try and go back to work! This is an insight even for me…but that is a subject for another blog!
I am curious about other people’s ability to cope with inertia. I struggle with this because I appreciate the “productivity zone” and find it so difficult to insert a “hard stop” at the end of the day when all is quiet and I am really moving through the tasks. So, I present this request: if you have strategies for coping with transitions (work to play, play to work, work to exercise) I would be so interested in this feedback.