I sit in front of a monitor all day and most of the time I'm coding or working on something else. For the first 3 hours of a day, I can usually sit still and not need to move at all. This is usually my most productive time. After lunch, things start to go downhill. I used to get food coma very easily until I fixed my diet to reduce my carbohydrate intake. Now I am wide awake but still, I am fidgety and want to go chat with others as the hours go by. I probably leave and return to my desk around 10 times a day. I try not to compare myself with others but I can't help but notice the few other employees around me usually sit for much longer periods before they need to move. It's not just the need to move, but also the need to do something else. I get sick of what I'm doing and it does not matter what I'm doing as long as it requires concentration and thinking.
Back in the days of school (not that long ago actually), this thread would have been about studying.
I feel like I give up too easily when things get difficult. Do I need an attitude adjustment, or is this a specific neurological deficit that might be alleviated with noots or diet? I am not interested in prescription stimulants. I've tried them before with some success but prefer not to take them anymore.