The Mind Ain’t Willing and the Flesh Ain’t Either!

Last updated on March 31st, 2021 at 10:59 pm

It’s been a busy day, guys! But has it been productive? I guess that’s in the eye of the beholder. Between:

  • Going to Paperland to look at paper stock and discuss paper options (by the way—if anyone happens to run a paper store and has a bunch of discontinued stock they want to offload for cheap—I’m in the market! Let’s get you some cash!)
  • Finally getting my HP scanner to work on my Mac after about a year of trying to figure it out, which has let me clear out a whole bunch of sketches that were otherwise sitting around
  • Putting some more work in on potential invitation designs
  • Running through some ideas with a good friend of mine for some approaches he could take to some web design he’d like done
  • Getting more crap out of my life and into the recycling bin

Well, I guess I don’t see it as productive, but I suppose that it’s good that I actually did something, right? It definitely feels like not much has gone down today, though. Perhaps like I’m forcing the productivity out? So I guess it’s good that today’s topic is:

How to Get That Work Done—The Mind Ain’t Willing and the Flesh Ain’t Either!

So like I alluded to earlier, it’s felt a lot like a lazy Saturday. But the argument can be made that a lazy day to a quasi-workaholic might tire a true lazy person just from the sound of it. Even though I’ve written about moving forward, putting the work in to get things done and sorting out our lives before we can affect the world around us—none of us are perfect. I’m far from it. There are days where I rather not get out of bed; the ones where it might seem like my efforts at something are utterly hopeless—if you try to operate at 100% all of the time without providing your body with the resources that it needs to operate at that capacity, you will burn out! No doubt about it!
So what do we do on these days? I mean, as any good project manager can tell you, the situation will unfold in one of three ways: