What I should be doing: Debugging all of the code I wrote last week. Adding the features I was thinking about adding to the code last week. Testing the code. Writing up that simulation code I sketched out while at the conference. Picking a textbook for one of my fall courses. Reading through the stack of papers on my desk that my students tracked down, that are relevant to our project. Working on my review dossier.
What I am actually in the mood to do: Writing one or more of the 5-6 blog entry ideas I came up with while running around campus this morning. Napping. Watching Wimbledon.
What I've ended up doing: The equivalent of staring at the wall. Starting one thing, getting bored, and jumping to something else. Socializing. Whining to my colleagues. Printing stuff out.
What I'm going to do right now to change my situation: Go to the gym. Maybe that's what I need to get my focus back. Hopefully this workout won't kick my butt as badly as last night's workout did...