Despite its never having worked, ever, I frequently do this:
This works much better:
Punishing yourself doesn’t work. Did you eat all your veggies when your parents made you stay at the table until you did? Me neither. I stayed up all night in a cold kitchen, and I actually like peas.
It’s not fool-proof of course, but:
50% — odds of success if I just keep doing stuff I feel like doing
0% — odds of success if I force myself to clear my schedule.
If you want odds over 50%, don’t look at me.
So if I have to procrastinate on writing, it’s better that I go exercise or finish that book I was reading than that I sit there hating myself. Heck, procrastination is the ONLY time I do any housecleaning.
It’d be nice if we could always find something we wanted to work on less than writing, huh?
NEVER clear your schedule.
If I don’t procrastinate, I don’t do anything. I’m not alone in that.by