Things are piling up. My mood is drifting. I don't feel great. I'm losing motivation. Urgh, motivation is so fickle.
I've been putting things off: I have a Trello board where I bookmark articles, podcast episodes and ideas. I usually keep on top of these, but they are piling up and I'm drowning in Trello cards.
In the spirit of my true belief: Backlogs are a graveyard, maybe I should delete my entire backlog. Anything interesting will come back up.
I need to wait: I have a lot of ideas and recently, I'm being really encouraged to do more, but often it's hard to leap in and do work especially when dealing with clients. You don't want to do all the work with none of the pay. Sometimes you need to wait, but also...
I don't want to wait: Sometimes I want to leap on my ideas and solve the problems that are fresh in my mind. It can be difficult. Life gets in the way. I often have so many ideas spinning around, but am completely overwhelmed and paralysed - where do I start? Anywhere! Just start you stupid man.
It's a delicate balance. I need to start, but I need to wait too. It's completely situational. Often, I'll be stuck on a problem for hours, bashing my head against the wall thinking I'll never figure it out. Then a long overdue break happens, leaving me refreshed and rejuvenated. I'm able to come back and solve the puzzle.