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R.I.P. Worthless Genius

Though last week’s announcement of being finished with my productivity quest was just an April Fools joke, this announcement is quite real.

I will no longer be updating the Worthless Genius blog, instead I will be moving onto a new blog at Stroz.net.

I plan on leaving all of the Worthless Genius posts and content here, and still following through on comments, etc. I will be putting together some kind of new layout to accentuate the most popular posts here, so that newcomers can find some value through all of the settling dust.

Two years is a good run, and I have learned much about writing, productivity, and all of the other topics that I have covered here in the past. I hope that some of my readers will follow me onto my new endeavor, and I look forward to seeing some familiar faces commenting over there.

If you would like to know more information about my motivations behind this switch, head on over to the first post on the Stroz.net Blog, and leave a comment there with your thoughts.

Thank you, reader, for a great 2 year run. Here’s to the future!

Workflow Experiment: Changes

So, I ended up having quite a few problems with the original setup that weren’t expected.  I am going to have to fundamentally change the way that I look at how I do work, and what exactly is needed while I am doing said work.

Here’s a fairly short explanation.

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It’s been almost two weeks since I posted the blog about changes that will be happening on this site. While setting a schedule has forced me to write regularly, I feel like my thoughts have been diluted over the past two weeks.

I have had a great series of posts in this initiative, but I don’t feel like each was truly well written, and I didn’t put my energies fully into each, due to the “oh, it’s scheduled, I have to get something out there” mentality.

Being almost seven months clean, I have found that my mind is starting to race again with thoughts of all the things I can, and should, be doing. While blogging has become a passion of mine, I almost have started to feel like a robot when it comes to finding subjects to blog about, and pushing out updates regardless of the quality.

While my GTD system has been working keeping track of what I need to do, I seem to be unable to adapt to the idea that I need to rely on it in order to figure out what I should be doing on a minute-by-minute basis.

This is all compounded by the changes that my body has been going through over the past few months. Not changes in a weird, awkward, sexual way, but changes in mentality and overall health. I have not been losing much weight, even with the best of intentions, mostly due to my impulsive nature that I have not been able to shake.

Also, I have been plagued over the past two weeks with a seriously debilitating headache which leaves me feeling unproductive and downright shitty. These headaches are fairly constant, and seem to happen everyday around the same time, regardless of my activities for the day. Though I do spend a large amount of time in front of a computer, which may cause its own problems, even on days where I don’t see a computer screen I get the same results.

Aside from the physical symptoms, I have also had quite a hard time with the psychological symptoms. I have been increasingly scatter-brained. I often find myself going to one section of my house with an explicit purpose, getting lost in another thought, and finally arriving with no idea of why I changed locations. Now, this could all be because I have been noticing my own habits more and more, but it could also indicate one of many other things. My medication has been increased, and it seems like this has all happened after the increase. This may not have a causal relationship, but the possibility still stands.

So, I’m not going to be following a set schedule as I have over the past two weeks, and will just strive to post something worthwhile that I’ve put my attentions on in an everyday fashion.