I am having the hardest time getting focused some days and I like what I do but just liking is not enough to keep the steam going. Sometimes the usual methods work but some days nothing seems to help and I'm not focusing on the task in front of me.
I've tried: daily task lists, project plans, Pomodoro, putting things in front of myself on a white board
Most of the difficulties is due to roadblocks - like I don't know how to solve a given problem and I don't know the consequences with some of the ideas I want to try. (Working on a live system). There's very little support - I have to teach myself how to do things & research the web.
I thought just giving myself time and staring at the screen would help, but there are times when this just lasts too long and I'm not getting anywhere.
Should I just give myself a break? Or is there more that I can do to get through it.
Note: I have not tried mind maps.
Also sometimes personal life is a huge distraction.