So now it's raining cats and dogs outside when it was scorching hot a couple of hours back. Having been an Ondoy survivor, strong rains of this sort oftentimes scare the living daylights out of me. But no, I'm going to just lock the doors and windows shut and pray.
On a different note, right now, I'm pretty sure I am NOT suffering from the dreaded writer's block. Truth is, I have a truckload of ideas swirling in my mind that if I only got my act together, that article - no, make that articles - my oDesk client is waiting for should already be in their final phases of editing.
My one big problem: LAZINESS. I'm not in general a lazy human being. As a matter of fact, I pride myself in being hardworking and results-oriented. Sheesh, I want to blame it to the 10+ hours of sleep I had last night, but no, it shouldn't be that, or should it?
And because I know laziness is just a state of mind and that it can afflict just about anyone, I decided to Google ways to combat a sudden bout of laziness. Here are what I gathered so far:
1. Ask yourself why you're not in the mood to do certain stuff. In my case, I probably am tired and just need to be lazy. But if I dare be truthful now, I think it has everything to do with my oversleeping. Oh dear, that doesn't solve the problem, does it? In case you're wondering, I don't have a deadline, but I don't want to lose an employer - and a good one at that - for being unproductive, especially now when every indication point to the possibility that he needs results sooner than I think he does. He is used to getting results from me on a regular basis.
2. Make a to-do list. I pretty much have to-do lists, but mostly, they are for my long-term goals. I probably need to start creating one for the short-term. A freelance-related one should be a good idea.
3. Prioritize items in your list. Yeah, something to keep in mind once I'm through making that list.
4. If you have trouble completing a task, reward yourself the moment the task is done. I probably should make a mental note to oversleep ONLY when I have nothing - and I mean NOTHING - else to do for an entire day, which, for the most part, could be downright impossible. Oh well ...
5. Logic vs. emotions. Now this is getting more serious than I originally thought. An article I'm staring at right now asserts that the reason why work becomes easy is because of a person's need for survival - eat, pay bills, have a place to live, with which I solemnly agree. Time, I guess, to get back to the basics - I need to work because I need to survive. Simple as that. And I'm going to reward myself to a number of NCIS reruns when I'm done with what needs to be done.