We need to stop thinking of knowledge work as only cognitive work. No matter what you do, you are using your body.
Dealing with brain fog can be a frustrating experience and also an opportunity to innovate.
If you want to sustain a daily practice, the first step is to give yourself permission to suck. Here’s why it’s not as bad as it seems.
How long it takes to do anything is a function of the task you’re doing and another crucial factor.
The paradigm of “butt in chair” as the normalized standard for doing creative and thought-based work or learning is literally killing us, and isn’t the way everyone works best.
There’s a difference between “working too hard” and “doing too much.” And also possible that neither of these is your actual problem.
We live in a culture of slavery, where we are our own oppressors.