You need to understand some things about the science of productivity to move forward. I have a few questions for you.
- Do you fear how hard your next project will be?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to watch this video. In fact, I’d even recommend that you watch it if you answered no to all four of them, because its only a few minutes long. The solutions to these problems might be a lot easier than what you think.
It was recommended that you come up with an accountability chart. Something I would add to that is an accountability buddy. This is where you would find a friend who works on the same things as you do. Remember that it could be a personal goal like losing weight, or if you and your friend are working on some project for work – there are no limits. So if you and your friend are both writers, share with each other what you wrote about on any day that you’re supposed to write. If either of you fail at your goal, ask for an honest answer why, and there should be some kind of consequence for it. A real life example given in the writer’s digest was that if you slacked off instead of writing, you had to make a donation to your least favorite political cause.
The procrastination problem
Procrastination is a common reason why people are unproductive. We all procrastinate, and to become less of one you should first realize that there isn’t much at stake. This guy will explain it further.
Not all unproductive people don’t know what they shouldn’t be doing. Maybe there is something along the lines of writer’s block that is stopping you from coming up with feasible solutions to whatever problems you are facing. It could also be that your own work space needs to be adjusted.