there's no pressure, remember that, only your own, and you don't need to be so hard on yourself, you're doing well! write it all down, everything you're doing, need to do, have done, or have nearly finished. I'm going through one of these myself at the moment, too much, no time, then there's time but i haven't used it well, nightmare!! my boyfriend always makes me write everything down, lists, it helps, I promise :)
Move from Brighton?:) But seriously, what helped me was getting up earlier. Somehow it always helps. First 30min can be for time wasting but then one hour of work. No excuses. Your projects will get down in no time:) Good luck!
Try not to stress out about having no motivation. Breathe, take a day off and do something you want to do for a whole day. Then the next day write a list of all the things you have to do. Lists lists lists!
I agree - write lists. But also set yourself a reward for each time you tick something off the list. It definitely helps with motivation if you have something (as well as that satisfied feeling) to look forward to.
take away the pressure.do something you love.
When it comes to overcoming writer's block and lack-of-motivation in that creative sense, I always think that one big step is giving yourself a break, letting yourself off the hook. Not for this session. Oh no. This session you are going to GET IT DONE. But give yourself a break for all those sessions in the past where you haven't shown up, where you've let yourself down, where you haven't met your goals etc. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by all the things that I haven't written in my book, that I struggle to get myself started. This is a totally ridiculous way of thinking, and yet I do it all the time. Now I try to forgive myself for all that I coulda-woulda-shoulda done yesterday/last week/last year, and just focus on the next hour. For this one hour, all I have to do is present myself to the page. Just show up. Just be there. Sometimes magic will follow, sometimes it will be a shattering, crushing experience and all I will produce is utter crap (!!!). But either way, you will not know unless you show up.
this site might help...it made me really want to get making stuff: http://craftgawker.com
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