This article was originally published on The Human In The Machine. I am not a big ‘productivity’ person. I mostly get by jotting down notes and keeping lists (for whatever I’m doing at the moment, or more general things-to-do-in-the-near-future lists.) It’s manageable enough to not have to adopt a Formal Productivity System. I’m pretty happy […]
The coffee conspiracy
Let me tell you how my regular working day looks: I wake up, I get dressed and eat my breakfast. I then proceed to make my coffee, my small beginning-of-the-day-ritual. I head to my computer. I’ll handle e-mail and check some sites for about 15 minutes. Then I start working.
During my e-mail checking I gently sip my coffee every once in a while, and during the first 15 minutes of work I do so as well. Then it happens.
I get into flow
Before I know it, My tummy starts rumbling and it’s time for lunch. I grab my, presumably empty, cup to rush to the kitchen to make lunch and more coffee and then I realise I let about of a quarter of my coffee go cold. Damn it! What a waste. And this happens to me a couple of times a week.
Sure, being able to slip in flow so easily probably is a good thing, but it annoys me to bits that I constantly forget my coffee.
How do you deal with the forget-everything effect of getting into flow? Do you think I should get a USB mug warmer? Let me know in the comments :)