Ummm... yeah, I'm really bad about that. I don't do anything I need to do-- although I raw often, I've produced very little recently that's worth sending into a college as part of a portfolio that I need to get a scholarship so I can actually attend said college. I can never get up early enough to do anything, and when I get home in the evening I just sit back an do nothing again. Or, one of my favorites: I'll get bogged down with a layout choice for a comic I'm working on and, as a result, HAVE to reread pretty much all of Making Comics just for inspiration. And all my Flight anthologies. Then maybe I check a few webcomics for 'reference'... I'm very good at avoiding work when I need to.
To make myself get going, I force myself to do whatever it is for fifteen minutes: geerally, for a creative endeavor, that's enough to get me going under my own steam,and if it's not working by then, at least I got fifteen minutes in. Better than zero.
For other stuff, I catch myself when I feel industrious and waste it on dishwashing. Laundry is a Saturday thing, so that gets done every Saturday night, while I'm watching anime. *facepalm*
Anyone else think about Googling "Tips on fighting procrastination" when you're procrastinating only to stop yourself when you realize how stupidly ironic that is?
You're not practiced enough in what Orwell called crimestop
and can be paraphrased for our purposes as workstop
. Don't worry, you'll learn how not to have those awful productive thoughts with time and practice.