Monday, November 23, 2009

The Dreaded Deadline. (Yikes!)

Isn't it bizarre how the simple mention of a deadline can transform your most beloved activity into an entirely deplorable enterprise?
And how cleaning the dishes becomes an essential timely activity?
Or how the ceiling suddenly has a hugely appealing visual aspect?

Yes, it is strange that the labour part of the love becomes over-pronounced in the face of deadlines.
So I will suggest some things that help me and maybe they will help you too.

1. NO excuses.
Seriously, you already cleaned the dishes. It is time to get to work.

2. Mildly distract yourself for a brief moment by dressing up.
Yes, that is right. You should wear something unusual. This will give a physical element of fun to the tasking at hand. And maybe if you are working from home, and say, wearing pink underwear and a demon mask- then all of those possible excuses/distractions outside of the home will be written off because you aren't dressed for the outdoors. Right? Unless you like attention and pointed fingers (at you).

3. Rewards.
We all love rewards.
Set goals. Tell yourself that if you finish this much by such and such time on such and such day, that you can go out for some dinner, watch some great movie, take a nap, buy some more Pokemon. Whatever you want.

Okay. Good luck.

And remember the deadline for gangLion issue 3 is December 15th!

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