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Don't override distraction

  • An important productivity lesson: don't try to force myself to keep working when it is clear I am distracted on a given activity. I shouldn't need to expend a lot of willpower to do something for personal use.
  • Pushing harder on something I'm not interested in only serves to divide my motivation and focus. Best to switch activities and return when the interest and distraction has subsided.
  • Distraction is a signal of boredom or tiredness; either way it needs to be respected.