Compulsion and Dry Feet

Posted: April 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Trying a new tactic today, something that will not only help me get things done, but help me get done more than just the usual “easy” things that I have a habit of banging out and then saying “Well, I’m already half-done with the day, might as well take a nice 14 hour break.”

So far, it’s working. The first thing I did today was something I’ve been putting off for two weeks now, sadly, and it’s just about done now, if it weren’t for server trouble, I could confidently say it’s all the way finished. But hey, if all I need to wait on is for a website to work correctly, that’s the easy part of the job.

There’s still a lot to do, but I hope that this method will help me spread things out a bit, not get so burnt out, and still take the opportunity to enjoy my day. Sure, it’s already a quarter past 8 and I’m only, completion wise, about 15% finished with everything I want to do, but I have books to write, not just work to do, I have pounds to shed, not just games to play. Part of me wishes I could find a system that works and stick to it, the other part of me is glad I’m creative enough to invent new methods of pushing myself each time one gets stale.

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  1. agirlofglass says:

    “Well, I’m already half-done with the day, might as well take a nice 14 hour break.”

    Is that a genetic thing, or just a freelance thing?

    I also find that I have to constantly change up my work strategies. I keep hoping one of these days I’ll find the magic one that works close enough to perfectly for me on a consistent basis, but so far experience shows me that I just need to change things upon a regular basis to stay productive. And yeah, I guess that’s okay too. It keeps things fresh at least.

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