After a big setback...
(I have finished updating this and replies are now welcome.)
...I'm trying to recover again and also figure out what went wrong.
I'd had uneven but fairly good success in combating my own stalling over the last several months. Then I went on vacation for a week in July, and while I've gotten some projects completed since my return I've been in a major Procrastination binge through that.
Now I'm trying to understand why.
I came back from vacation with a new assignment and a short turnaround time. That was fine, and I was focused on it and finished it on deadline (Project S). But...
...I'd also set a goal for myself of doing some major decluttering in those weeks. That fell by the wayside. I had another assignment that I just let linger (Project P-10). When I wasn't working on Project S, I was goofing off, mostly.
Just as I turned in Project S at the beginning of August, my son began a 10-day stint with me, my two weeks of vacation with him. Money is tight so we couldn't go away anywhere; instead he mostly hung out at the house and watched TV. I sat in my home office surfing the net and feeling guilty that I hadn't planned more for him, or that I wasn't at least doing real work. At least we got to do a few fun things.
Then the 2 weeks was up and I was more behind. I finished up Project P-10, but again, was otherwise unfocused and goofing off. I delayed by weeks getting started on Project U, which is due at the end of September, and Project WW, which is due even sooner.
Finally, this week I've managed to force myself to get back on track, sort of. But only with difficulty.
As this is updated (Thursday morning, 9:12 AM) I have been on 2 hours checking Facebook, personal email, etc.
When I try to set limits of various kinds, it sometimes works, but other times I just willfully ignore those limits. Likewise I willfully just ignored this place (P-A) when I was in the depths of my "stalling binge."
I think that's all I've got to say right now on this, although more reflection may come to me. Replies are now welcome.