I’ve started a bit of a sleep experiment, inspired by this story from BoingBoing. I’ve been getting up relatively early since going on the GVBR, but I’ve been having issues with staying motivated to do things of an afternoon and evening after a day at work. I think part of the problem is the uninspiring nature of my day job and the equally uninspiring nature of the stuff I have to do of an evening. After a day at work, I’m not really in the mood for going over bank statements or the other boring but necessary tasks that need to be done.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get my motivation levels sorted out a bit by getting up earlier and doing some things in the morning before heading to work. I was previously getting to work earlier, but that just makes my boring workday longer. Instead, I’m going to achieve some things in the morning. That way, the day won’t be a complete loss even if work sux (and it usually does) and I’m so drained by the time I get home that I can’t face more boring chores.
The more general problem of having a day job that I actually want to turn up to is a classic and would require a much longer post. I’m working on it, but it’s not the sort of thing that you can easily do quickly. Nothing worthwhile is easy, so hopefully the hard work will pay off and I’ll be able to end my days of turning up to a job I don’t like to pay the bills and spend more time doing what I enjoy. Keeping that kind of work fun will be the real challenge, I suppose. You don’t tend to call it work if it’s fun, do you?
Meantime, back to the salt mines, comdrade.