Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Mini-whine on motivation

Although I insisted that I would stick to my RoW goals on Sunday that has now gone completely wrong.
I’m desperately hoping that I can get back on track with a couple of days of putting my head down properly and powering through it all. It’s not that I don’t want to do it all, that I’m reluctantly to try and reach my goals. It’s that I’m really really lazy right now. I’m not sure why but it’s just happened. I’m sat there, looking at the computer screen, thinking to myself ‘You need to draw something’ or ‘you need to edit that novel’ and yet i continue just staring at the computer screen and clicking things. I have things I want to do, things I need to do and yet I can make myself do them.

It kind of goes against my idea of treating my art and writing like a job when I’m not actually doing anything with my day. It gets me down really. It is a very new thing, only happened in the last few days. I’m hoping that pushing myself to actually do something in my goals list will get me back on the road and I’ll start making the progress I made last week.

So... as soon as I’ve finished this blog I’m going to begin work on my targets, particularly the one that seems to slow me down so much, the editing. Hmmm, maybe I’ll do a post on editing next time.

Does anyone else ever hit those lazy days where productivity just vanishes?


  1. Every day. Seriously.

    The only way to overcome it is to just kick your own mental butt until you start doing it. Saying "I should" isn't going to help; making yourself close the internet (or whatever) and work on something is all that can do it.

    I usually bribe myself. "If I write for ten minutes, I can go watch a movie on Netflix." or "I can go play on Pinterest." whatever helps.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I've done that today, just kicking myself into doing stuff even if I haven't really wanted to do it and it seems to have gotten me out of the weird slump I found myself in.

  2. I know your pain! I could have 2 hours free to write and then it isn't until I panic about guilt in the last 30 minutes that I write. (at least this is what happened today.) You are not alone!

  3. Yes, I have those days, too. Had one yesterday in fact where nothing seemed to be able to hold my interest and I couldn't really concentrate on anything that I wanted to accomplish. I think your idea to try to get just one thing on your goals list done, or even get started on one thing, is a good way to try to get back into it. I think it's common to get into a slump or a funk, but you'll get out of it. It's just not very fun being in it. Good luck and I hope that you find what you need in the next few days.