help! I can't concentrate!
December 26, 2010 4:21 PM Subscribe
What do you do to snap yourself out of a completely unfocused, unproductive state?
posted by marimeko to Work & Money (25 answers total) 104 users marked this as a favorite
I was on a roll for weeks getting some freelance work done from home. Now I need to rewrite/edit some things. I meant to work on this a little each day since last Thursday - but Christmas kept getting in the way! Now I've lost my focus entirely and feel overwhelmed. I'm procrastinating as a result (writing this question is just one of the ways I've managed to avoid this all day - not that I don't actually need the advice, I do!). I'm also exhausted and vaguely "ill" due to eating and drinking all the wrong things during the holiday. Can I salvage this? I want to be able to send something via email to my boss in the morning. I am not adverse to staying up all night to accomplish this.
My question is: What do you do to snap yourself out of a completely unfocused state when you absolutely must?