Thanks everyone! I took all of your suggestions to heart and just took 9 days off and I feel more motivated than ever. I was actually developing depression from it.
@AirFor - Oops I should have gotten to this sooner. The tools I couldn’t live without are:
Toggl - Time management
Trello - Project management
Todoist - Task management (more for personal stuff)
With those three (all free) you should see noticeable improvements with productivity after the first day. Trello will take the most getting used to, but if you visualize and use like a stack of index cards (which it basically is) then you’re fine.
I made this bookmarklet for Toggl to so that the current time is always shown on the tab. This is great because you don’t need to switch tabs to see how much time you’ve spent on the current task.
Just make a bookmarklet out of the following (create a new bookmark and use this as the link). To use it, simply click the bookmark from within Toggl after starting a timer.
@MrMarkDobson - My coworker used to use something similar to the one @molona mentioned. 5-10 minutes is a little too frequent (you can spend that Googling syntax) but it works…if you stick with it About the sitting for long periods, you should consider a stand up desk. A benefit is an abundance of energy (maybe too much)
@Adam - That’s a great link! I didn’t read through all of it, but definitely worth looking at later
@sg707 - If burnout is work related then that’s definitely a bad thing. If it’s hobby related, I personally think that’s worse. True burnout can lead to depression (physical burnout - or overtraining - can even lower your immune system)