Motivation Blues

As deadlines for the super secret comic project loom I am finding it hard to actually sit down and concentrate on getting it done. I’ll get home and think to myself, ‘oh I’ll just check my email / flip on the TV / read this comic I have read 10 times already first, and then I’ll get started’ and before I know it 3 hours have passed and I’m ready to fall asleep without ever touching pencil to paper.

It’s infuriating, and it means that I spend the whole next day at work wishing I could get home and catch up on the work I missed out on the previous night – only by the time I actually do get home I just want to slouch in front of the TV all over again. At the moment I am just about on schedule – I have about 2 and a half weeks to produce the first 3 episodes, and I have half an episode done, but I have had weeks and weeks to work on it and I should be much further ahead than this. I am my own worst enemy.

I think I need to start practicing yoga so I can learn to kick myself up my own backside.

9 thoughts on “Motivation Blues

  1. exleper

    That sounds like something i would do… and have.
    it works best for me if i am given goals. One per week or something. In high school I wrote an 11 page paper in around 72 hours when i had half the year to write it. victory is mine.

  2. ultrastefan

    I, as with many others, deal with this. The way I go about it is thinking about all those other nights that I didn’t do anything, and thus don’t do all the things that waste time. Basically I guilt trip myself into working. And jumping into it before I can disuage myself from doing it.

    Hell, I’ve got something to do myself, and I’m going to go do it NOW, the instant I’ve hit reply!

  3. lillianz

    being totally nonchalant

    so… this super secret comic project… what is it…

    j/k πŸ˜›

    I have the same thing, when I get home then totally slack off and not doing any work til I feel sleepy and I would contemplate not sleep and just do it but ended up not cos otherwise it would mean I can’t get up for work the next day.

  4. jlowe827

    i feel like that almost every day after classes or work (especially after work, for some reason work is even more exhausting than sitting in class and thinking). sometimes what works is i spend a lot of time wasting time and just having a good time…. and then by 9pm or so, i drink some tea and start working because i feel the pressure on.

  5. Anonymous

    If you just say to yourself,”Okay, I want to watch TV but I need to have this done so I’ll do a little then I’ll watch TV a little then I’ll do a little more…”.

    It always works for me πŸ˜›


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