Hitting the wall

Whether at work, participating in exercise, studying for uni or simply writing a blog entry everyone hits walls. The question for today is how do you overcome those walls and push past them?

To overcome an obsticle you first need to know what the obsticle is. More often than not the actual issue has very little to do with the problem you’re tackling and much more to do with the incidentals. You start to struggle with studying for an assessment or working on a big project not because of the question or challenge, but because of the mental and physical exhaustion that sets in after hours and hours of focussed cognitive thinking which depletes the body of oxygen.

There are many quick fixes to the immediate effects of exhaustions with various degrees of success and even more varying degrees of health. One of the more successful and healthy solutions to exhaustion is exercise, funnily enough. However this is not always easily done, nor is it a quick, quiet solution.

My personal favorite is the always reliable and extremely unhealthy option of indulging in some good, old-fashioned caffeine, be it coffee, tea or an energy drink. The side-effects of caffeine use are well documented and some argue that drinking caffeine at all actually increases your likelihood of feeling exhausted.

And so, in the interest of finding a better way to overcome the exhaustion that comes from the life I lead I ask

How do you overcome ‘the wall?’

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2 thoughts on “Hitting the wall

  1. I put another brick on it. Seriously though, I’m working on this one. I’m highly charged already, I have so much energy that needs discipline if I’m ever going to let my intellect and aptitudes allow my creativity to fruition. I am a big fan of mind mapping though, usually I start with something un related to the topic and work my way back.

  2. The Cult of Done Manifesto

    1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
    2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
    3. There is no editing stage.
    4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
    5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
    6.The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
    7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
    8. Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
    9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
    10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
    11. Destruction is a variant of done.
    12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
    13. Done is the engine of more.

    The Cult of Done Manifesto by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark

    Thought you might enjoy this.

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