It's Monday afternoon and I'm staring at the computer, finding it difficult to focus and get anything productive done -- not work, not gaming, not even a coherent blog post. I've been battling this for a week or so now, this lethargy. It's fairly problematic, because June needs to be a productive month for me, given what we have planned for July.
The cause doesn't matter so much; what matters is I change it. But I think some of it has to do with trying to find a new rhythm. As an academic, my life has largely been dictated by the fall/spring/summer cycle of the academic year, with the summer being a lull in both workload and productivity. That was fine, really, as I am the sort of person who needs a certain level of eustress to really get things going. But with the recent promotion also comes a move to a 12 month calendar of work, laid on top of the traditional academic calendar. I can't just not come into the office because I don't feel like it. That, I think, is more of a significant change for me than I realized.
I hope I am not coming across as whining here. I am just trying to understand the current glaze that seems to be coating my brain.