Currently I find myself with a little tiny to-do list that looks exactly like the little tiny to-do list I had last week, and the week before that, and the week before that.
Why - you may ask?
Well, nothing is due. No deadlines. Nada, zip, zilch, zero...
For me this is a huge road block to being productive.
I'm not happy about it, and I'm trying to find a way to fix it.
I've tried a couple of experiments, most recently in the fall.
I told myself that I was not going to play hockey in the fall session until I had gotten some things done in my life, put some things in order so to speak.
As much as I love the game I had to get my house in order as they say. Some things are just more important.
(I guess this is the all cliche all the time blog post. Wow!)
Talk about motivation. I got a whole bunch done, and only missed the first month or so of the season.
I don't have that this session. I pre-determined in December that we were saving the money and I was not playing. Of course then I "found" the money and now I have the itch to play, but I'm waffling for a number of reasons on whether or not I should do that...
Sorry - that's a whole other discussion.
Back to the to-do list and the deadlines.
In school I was always the kid who waited until the last minute. I know we think all kids do that, but I even continued the habit through to college - as an adult. (I was 32 when I graduated.)
Pitiful I know, but I feel like I do my best work up against a deadline.
I'm currently trying to find a way to set some deadlines for myself so I can move on from the "tiny do do list."
I'm wondering if you might help? How do you set deadlines. How do you avoid procrastination?
What drives you?
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