Question of the day: how will I avoid procrastinating?

I’m collecting inspiration! Here are a few recommended anti-procrastination techniques:

  • 30 min. unbreakable appointments (hourglass optional)–from Claudia Mills
  • Butt-in-Chair–Jane Yolen, Take Joy
  • BIC HOK TAM–Book-in-a-Week (Butt in chair, hands on keyboard, typing away madly; http://www.book-in-a-week.com/)
  • Permission to write a *$!#$! first draft (even if it’s a first draft of a rewritten scene)–Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird
  • Short assignments–Heather Sellers, Page After Page
  • Don’t fear finishing–Eric Maisel, Fearless Creating
  • Remove to a coffee shop or library with naught but the WIP–Cheryl (moi). Sometimes escaping distractions is the best solution.

Now, I need to crochet another few rows with my pretty new yarn….NOT!

:) Cheryl

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You’ve probably read the same tips I have: Have a smart phone? Check Facebook while standing in line at the post office! Respond to Twitter messages while waiting for your dentist! Catch up on your news feed while sitting on the pot! For years, I thought the path to increased productivity was to squeeze in MORE–more […]

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