Sorry if the title of the question is a little unclear, but I have found that in general I am motivated to make changes (minor or major) in my life (or just in general "get things done"), but that the motivation to actually make the change is only strong when I'm not able to make the change.
Examples should make this more clear:
I'm at work now, procrastinating by writing this. I'm thinking about how my closet is a mess and how I have to hang a new shelf in the kitchen. Right now I really want to do these things, and I find it difficult to focus on my work.
In a few hours I'll be heading home, thinking about the closet and shelf, but once I get there, doing those activities will no longer seem "fun" (yes, while I'm thinking about them at work they actually do feel like they'd be fun). I will then procrastinate at home, check my email, etc. - and maybe spent a total of 20 minutes on the closet and not touch the shelf - i.e. a tiny fraction of what I could have accomplished. However, I may be thinking about work, and all of a sudden, the work that seemed awful at 3pm is now more appealing. Sometimes I'll actually log on and do a little, but once I get started, I get bored with that.
So basically when I'm at work, I'm making lists of things to do around the house - and when I'm at home, I'm thinking about things that I can do at work. And I feel like it's this never-ending spiral where very little actually gets done.
I don't know if this is just a standard case of the grass being greener on the other side, or if there's something more specific at work with respect to motivation, concentration, etc. Is this common, and/or is there anything I can do about it? If I was just able to do my work at work, and the home stuff at home, I'd be many, many more times productive!