It’s amazing how much the environment you live and work in affects what you do. If I put my running shoes next to my bed, I tend to run more often in the morning. If I leave my keys by the door, I tend to not forget them in the morning.
Right now, my treadmill isn’t in the right spot in the basement, so that tends to discourage me from running in the morning. It seems silly – I should just move it. These tiny, tiny obstacles can be huge and can impede lots of forward activity.
To be maximally productive, I need a workspace that has the information that I need nearby with not a lot of effort to obtain it, otherwise it can be slow down or even halt my progress on certain projects.