Productive Unproductivity

Straight up, sometimes I don't feel like coding. Sometimes I don't even feel like working at all.

Nothing is wrong, I just don't feel like it. So instead of forcing myself to do work I don't feel like doing, I find work that I'll actually enjoy doing.

This way I can be productive while technically procrastinating.

That level of freedom is really quite relieving sometimes. The idea that "nobody is expecting this" enables so much freedom and creativity where it wouldn't otherwise shine through.

The results and the subsequent reactions from teammates always make it extra nice too. And hopefully, nice enough that tomorrow I'll actually want to do the work I didn't feel like doing today.