I had a great writing day yesterday. After fits and starts all weekend where I wasn't getting much accomplished other than frustration, I finally realized what I could do to remedy the situation. I broke each task into one hour increments. The tasks are a half dozen books to read and write reviews for, two edits to be done (one for a friend, one for a job), promotion/blogging, and my own writing. When I was working on the edits, I was thinking about the reviews. When I was sitting reading, I was thinking about my work... round and round my thoughts went, never concentrating on what I was doing at the time, but on everything else that needed done.
So I decided to break it all up. I would concentrate on one project for one hour at a time. I read for one hour, then edited for an hour, then wrote for an hour, etc. And ended up getting more done in a few hours than I had all weekend. I gave myself permission to do what needed done for a specific amount of time and not worry about the other stuff. And it worked.
Don't know if this would work for you, but give it a try. Do one thing and only one thing for a specific amount of time. Then go to the next thing.
Today's teaser: You've been locked in a store overnight and can't get out. What do you do? Does the kind of store make any difference (dpeartment, grocery, book, etc.)? Why? What about security? Do you avoid it, or let them find you?
Thought for the day: "If we fail to prepare, we prepare to fail." - Benjamin Franklin