That moment you realize you’ve already written the blog post you were just sitting down to write.
I have a tendency to focus very single-mindedly on whatever it is I’m occupied with in the moment. That can be good or bad. It’s good not to multitask, because multitasking is really just rapid-fire singletasking a number of things, poorly. So it’s good to shut out distractions and focus on the one more important thing you need to do in the moment. But hyperfocusing on one thing can be bad, because you can lose track of time and forget to shift to other, also important tasks. It can also make you lose sight of the bigger picture: how does this task serve your ultimate goal or overall purpose, whatever it is? Do you even know what your goal or purpose is? You may be hyperfocusing on the wrong task, after all. And that means your efforts are being wasted somewhat, because even if there is massive value in completing the wrong task, you are missing out on the greater value of completing the right one.