Quasar wrote:Sometimes I wonder what it'd be like to stop working and just spend loads of time on making games and writing stories and drawing pictures, but then I remember that my self-motivational ability is fundumentally flawed: I need to do work I don't want to do in order to encourage myself to devote time to projects I <i>do</i> want to do. It's sort of like, if I've got all the time in the world I don't value it enough to work on stuff I want to work on. But if it's limited, blah blah blah too lazy to finish this sentence.
I know exactly how you feel Qu. The knowledge you don't have any time to do what you really want to do means you work like a fiend when you get those brief precious minutes, but otherwise you sort of take this "well there's always tomorrow approach." Problem with that was I used to fret so much about when I'd get time it would lead me to take my work too seriously - not a good thing if you're trying to write comedy! I recently read a pretty good article on Lifehacker about "micro-productivity" - i.e., using 5 minutes here and there when you get it to chip away at larger tasks. I know my working style has adapted to something more along those lines, and it's good to be reminded not to be demoralized that you haven't managed to cross something off even if you are making progress each day.