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It's been said that procrastination is almost always based on some kind of fear. I'm not opposed to that kind of interpretation, but when I try to analyze my own procrastination, I can't pinpoint anything that really causes fear in the scenario. All I come up with is that things that used to be fun for me are now boring. Crushingly boring. I don't know how to get around that. Even things that feel like they're fun I just can't get started on.

zenhabits.net/procrastination-

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@mike
Do you have an example?

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@martin Sure, so many.

I have a new RaspPi 3B+ sitting waiting for me swap out the SD, not going anywhere.

I've been wanting to watch Luke Cage Season 2.

I've got some free Splunk training I've been wanting to do for work.

I bought a whole series of books I've been wanting to read, but I haven't started them (but then I haven't finished the one I'm reading either).

I want to fire up Elementary Juno in a VM to try it, but haven't.

Etc, etc, etc.

It's a long list.

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@mike @martin big mood, as the kids say. Sometimes I think it's just aging, but I know fellow old farts who have way more energy than me.

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@mike this sounds very much like burnout to me.

kierantie.com/burnout/

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@gentoorebel Having read that, it doesn't sound far off.

@mike Depending on the type of things you have in mind, it could be a maturing process, or it could indicate having slightly burnt out to some degree. Or something completely different...

@sunweaver I wouldn't rule out maturation, but considering how old I am it would be super late. Burn out is possible too I guess. I would have to read up on it I guess because I would assume to be burned out all the things involved would have to be related. In my case they're not always.

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