Thursday, September 03, 2015
Night Work, Night Thoughts
A storm is moving in. I'm in my study at home. The dog is giving guilt-inducing looks because I have not taken her for a walk. [A boom of thunder may have ended that desire.] The Gladiator soundtrack is playing. I'm awaiting a phone call that will sort out a project for a community group.
The to-do list is being examined. What am I missing? Ah, yes. There are several small tasks that are boring but important. Their boredom-inducing qualities have caused me to overlook them.
And that sparks some thoughts; How many of our time investment (as opposed to time management) challenges are due to a desire to avoid boredom? Does respect for the unpleasant but important chores cause those to rise in priority while the boring but important tasks descend?
Fatigue has long been a neglected subject. Boredom also deserves scrutiny.
Posted by Michael Wade at 6:03 PM