Found a new blog on productivity called Alexandra Levit’s Water Cooler Wisdom. This post resonated with me, especially the part where she writes:

Did you know that people get physically tired because of emotional factors such as boredom, frustration, and anxiety? True intellectual stimulation, on the other hand, doesn’t exhaust us at all. The first time I heard this, a lightbulb went off. It occurred to me that I could write nonstop for 8 hours and then run a 5K immediately afterwards, yet after spending a few hours at my corporate job I could barely drag myself to the train station.

It’s amazing how I have such a different perspective and energy level on the weekends, when I’m away from the office. Just sitting at a computer for 11+ hours a day can exhaust me, even when I haven’t been as productive or busy as usual. To be honest, I feel exhausted most of the time, which is frustrating because I have such a sedentary job (and no demanding kids, husband, or pets) so I feel like I have no good excuse for feeling this way (and then the resulting frustration can become just as exhausting…such a cycle!). On the flip side, as this blog post promotes, I’ve been trying to be more intentional about my attitude, productivity, to-do items, taking short breaks, etc. Some days I fail, but some days I do better. I’m trying, and that’s the key. Apathy is the enemy. You hear that Apathy? That’s right, you’re the ENEMY. Bam.