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Jan 26, 2019 14:18:13

New Place

by @basilesamel PATRON | 239 words | 387🔥 | 435💌

Basile Samel

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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.

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    @basilesamel - opt for more sleep whenever you start to feel anything outside the normal. I've been saying goodnight by 8pm lately. This gives me time to read before bed. I may wake up at 3:00 am, but I'd rather that and feel motivated than wake up at 8 and feel sluggish.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jan 26, 2019 19:58:32
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      @brianball true ? thanks for the tips

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 27, 2019 13:36:55
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    @basilesamel This is a great observation about yourself and the effect of moving on your overall productivity. I look forward to hearing more about how you are managing the transition.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 26, 2019 05:54:56
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      @brandonwilson thanks Brandon :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 27, 2019 13:36:20
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    @basilesamel Hey! you're doing a fantastic job with 200WAD. Sometimes it is necessary to step back for a moment to regain momentum. And as Banksy said: "If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit"! ?

    Am Ki avatar Am Ki | Jan 26, 2019 11:25:00
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      @jmaga Thank you :) I needed rest indeed. Quitting is out of the question! :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 27, 2019 13:36:04
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