Isn’t it funny? The way we humans settle into our comfort zones so quickly… the past 4 weeks have been pretty packed with work, morning, noon, evening it has been mostly coding, discussions, meetings etc and little else. Today after a supposed code freeze, when there’s a semblance of relaxation in the air, I’ve been moping around for want of something important and strategic to do!! I’ve had a similar disoriented feeling in the past, when after being lulled into a sense of complacency during a bug-fixing phase, I’ve had to get back to serious everyday-tracked-with-status-meetings kind of coding activity. So I guess it doesn’t have much to do with the nature of work, it is more to do with our mind-set.
I remember a lesson from the time-management workshop that I’d attended. One of the evils that we need to constantly beware of is our tendency to slip into our comfort zone, like how a ball always settles into the trough on a surface of ups and downs, we humans get comfortable doing one thing or living in a particular way. To achieve success and be effective at what we do, one needs to constantly redefine one’s goals and keep moving out of one’s comfort-zone, is what the facilitator said.
All I can say is, it sure is easier said than done!!