Clear, lucid state
-I have clear focus.
-Bent on finishing tasks.
Semi-lucid state (more-than-half lucidity)
-Found that music actually keeps the messed-up portion of the brain busy while the lucid portion can be focused on tasks.
Semi-lucid state (less-than-half lucidity)
-Music doesn't help. It actually adds on to confusion.
Totally chaotic state
-Good for automatic tasks like keying in numbers.
-Everything is happening in my head all at once: grabbing ideas, task(s) at hand, mundane issues etc...
-I am basically a walking zombie.
Sometimes I find music helps. Surprisingly, going through Facebook sometimes help too.
Ongoing discussions of relevant issues definitely help.
But if I need a reboot, I try
1) play computer games
2) play squash
3) go to the gym
4) take a nap