Here’s a really interesting-looking article on overcoming procrastination. I was going to read it, but I couldn’t be bothered.
Okay, I did read it. There was plenty of sensible advice in it, such as:
The solution to the deprivation mindset is to simply do the opposite. Guarantee the fun parts of your life first, and then schedule your work around them. This may sound counterproductive, but this reverse psychology works extremely well. Decide in advance what times you will allot each week to family time, entertainment, exercise, social activities, and personal hobbies. Guarantee an abundance of all your favorite leisure activities.
That’s the kind of sense-making I can get behind.