I found myself staring at my electrophysiology setup this morning, lacking my usual motivation and enthusiasm for it. I started justifying to myself why I shouldn’t do an experiment today; I’m tired, it’s been a hectic week, it’s Friday, I’ve got other things I could do instead. The list of excuses I could have used goes on and on.
So why did I setup an experiment? Mostly because of advice I was given years ago. When you find yourself procrastinating with a list of tasks, pick the one you feel like doing the least and just get it done. Even if you achieve nothing else for the day, it forces you to stop the procrastination cycle.
Of course, it was one of the best recordings I’ve ever got, even though; I’m tired, it’s been a hectic week, it’s Friday and I had other things I could have done instead.