Unless you are backed up against a wall with a client deadline, maybe take a step away from the grind. Don't zone out. Find something else productive to do. Work another part of your brain. You may find that you get more done when you get back to the grind.
This wasn't mind blowing. It's super simple. That said, I'm a firm believer that the most simple details can have profound results.
A few months back I mentioned starting to use Exist, a dashboard for tracking different areas of my life. Their tips were to give it about 60-90 days before you really start being able to track interesting correlations. What did I learn about myself? A quick recap of what I used to track:
A really dark video…but drives home a powerful message.