After last week’s surprise blog post, I literally stopped thinking about writing again. I bet this would be a very interesting example of procrastination for psychologists and behavioral scientists, but not so much for me. Once avoiding to keep up a streak becomes a habit, doing anything constructive is hard.
I wonder how I was able to stay night after night to write diary and practice sketch. A bit Googling says it has got to do something with having fun while working. Many hardworking person I came to know acknowledged the fact that they enjoyed their work, hence they were always motivated to do it. A few other explained how a long term goal is the best motivator for them. This goal might not be related to their personal goals though. For example, I know a few classmates who spend most of their time not because they love to study or they really want to get a good result, but because their parents would be proud of them. In a way that is a goal, but it has to be considered to be a secondary goal rather than a primary one.
It doesn’t matter to people like me, who have the memory of gold fishes who every now and then forget why they entered a room. This is the reason you need to make a full fledged to do list when you start something. I am thinking of adding blogging to my Trello GTD board, although I don’t follow that either since I am a chronic procrastinator. I guess I will get the proof tomorrow morning because by the end of the day I will have another post ready. I have to admit writing my thoughts down do help relax.