Yesterday, my usually cool and supportive boss came to my desk for asking something and he saw me doing unofficial non-work activities at my desk. He did not react much but he asked what I was doing. I panicked a bit at first and I told him that this is not office work. After that I came to normal and answered his queries which he wanted to ask.
This happened on the backdrop of my company not having many projects and I had no work for the past 2 weeks but I have something lined up for the month December and January. I have not earned a very good reputation for the past 1.3 years of my journey here. I have successfully done the jobs assigned to me and quickly learnt in the job. But I am having some chronic personal problems like forgetfulness which got me a bad name.
My performance and motivation is getting affected as I feel like everyone is watching me like a bad performer. My question: is it a good idea to have a frank discussion with my manager regarding what is the future plan and projects they have for me, and regarding my performance?
NOTE: I am in Asia. The personal thing I was doing is for a volunteer organization I am involved in.