Productive Avoidance

I’m like millions of other people who are prone to productive avoidance from time to time.

Productive Avoidance Syndrome sufferers will do almost anything and everything to avoid the true task at hand. They’ll do chores that they’ve put off for ages IF it means avoiding something more pressing, more daunting…

Thankfully, there is now a solution… 50 Strategies For Making Yourself Work.

While it’s mainly written with writers in mind, there are techniques there for all types of Productive Avoidance Syndrome… for example:

  • Hide your wristwatch in a drawer. (Meaning: reduce your dependence on the clock. Let your inner circadian rhythms tell you when it’s time to write and when it’s not.)
  • Keep more than one project going at once. Switch to another the moment you slow down on one.