There are a few procrastination and writer’s block threads, but as they all seemed quite personal I didn’t feel I had the right to revive them. So…
- how do you encourage yourself to write regularly?
- how do you stop avoiding specific writing jobs? (Like proofing/coding)
- how do you avoid doing the things you shouldn’t be doing?
I know this topic is pretty generic, but I’ve been really struggling with my self-discipline recently. I told my partner about it last night and bless her, she’s been supportive and suggests little steps. I’ve been reading back through previous posts on self-discipline and thought it’d be nice to hear from people about this subject–but I also wanted a place where I could feel free to put some links up to my favourite posts from previous threads.
I’ve also been struggling to eat right, take exercise and do my other work. I don’t know if thats connected. Its been particularly hard to write new sentences (not imagine what to write, I know what to write, I’m just not writing it) – I’ve spent a great deal of time coding to avoid doing it. I’ve also been youtube-ing hundreds of ‘let’s plays’ of a recent video game release (as an addict I don’t let myself play them, but clearly even this proxy gaming has gotten out of hand).
Anyway, it’d be great to hear people’s thoughts. Step 1 - recognise the problem…