A Break from my Daily Routine

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto Rico

A few days ago I had a very complicated they where the bad news just showered me not only did we get our water utilities disconnected because of an irresponsible maneuver by the Autoridad de Acueductos de Puerto Rico but a series of other news really affected me emotionally. I guess everyone has those days where they feel they don’t want to do anything. I wanted to take off to the beach and do something differently but I had other responsibilities I had to meet. After a few hours of dragging my feet and still receiving bad news I realized I had to change my attitude quickly because negative energy was willing to take me down.

For the first time in Months I was not able to write my usual 1500 words a day. My head was elsewhere and that worried me greatly. I guess sometimes I forget I am human and I want to act like a robot. I gave up on the morning pages and left them 75% done.

The rest of the day I handled other tasks that did not require too much brainwork. After a few hours although still upset I was back on track getting work out of the way.

The break from my daily routine was not something I wanted to do since I enjoy writing but at the end of the day leaving a few things to the side help me re-groups and here I am writing today my morning pages without much of a struggle.

I did change it up a bit to change the environment so I could get going today. Every time I feel I am stuck in a hole I look for ways out of it. I change where I sit, I change the music, and I even change the software where I write to make it interesting.

What things do you do when your head is elsewhere and you have to get things done?

What brings you results and brings you back into the game?



  1. E. Goglas on October 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Sometimes my formula is to; 1.Get away from the computer, 2.Pick up some “fruit punch” and a chocolaty snack, 3.Put some Coldplay music on.

    By the time that Yellow song has ended I’m already cool & calm, and ready to go hehehe.

    • Raul Colon on October 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm


      Not a bad idea I usually play Gwen Stefani .. but the Chocolate Snack is not a bad idea. 

  2. rafaeluzzi on June 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Nice blog Raul.. what I usually do when the overwhelmed feelings arise is go cook something, I love cooking ,bbq and such and once I eat my just made food I feel ready to go back at it.. so maybe doing something you really love other than work ,like a hobby from time to time will help.. It works with me 🙂