Ever have a fair amount of energy to do something, like write a long blog post or tackle a long term project for work and get interrupted just 10 or 15 minutes into the flow and completely lose it?

I was really getting going on something that I’ve wanted to do for a while, and all it took was Elsa asking me to help her with something for a minute and I’ve lost all motivation.

I don’t blame her– I was helping her do something that falls right into this category of a project we’ve been putting off (although in this case, it was something that literally took less than 20 minutes) that needed to get done.

But it’s so frustrating how fleeting energy and attention can be.

I’m not sure if it’s just the nature of my brain, the nature of knowledge work, a symptom of burn out, or what. But some projects just take a special combination of time and energy that cannot be conjured, just used when it it hits.