When I am feeling overwhelmed or negative toward a task, I borrow a trick from a musician I know: commit to just 15 minutes of work. If after 15 minutes you are still not “feeling it”, then it’s OK stop and do something else. It works amazingly well for unsticking myself, and it fits well [...]
Years ago, my friend Ashish introduced me to Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, which opened my eyes to the common struggle that creative overthinkers like myself face every frickin’ day. I keep a spare copy on my bookshelf for times of creative crisis, when doubt is bombarding our position from all sides, like an [...]
Is there a correlation between the drive for self-empowerment and procrastination? It seems counter-intuitive, but this just may be the case.