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I found a new trick to motivate myself that so far (3 weeks in) works quite well :)
It's limited in scope, but pretty simple: my good friend LK, who is a geek but not in fandom, has wanted to read my fic for years, but I don't want him to (he completely lacks the frame of reference and I think it would be super awkward.) Soo when we recently talked about ways to motivate oneself and considered uncomfortable but not actually harmful forfeits... Every week I pick one task I really have to do, and if I don't manage it, I have to give him a list with titles of my fics, and he can pick any one that he can then read. *shudders* Some stories I wouldn't even mind so much if he read them, but since I don't know which he'll pick...
I told LB about it and he said he wants in, if I don't finish the task in the second week either I have to give him a title to pick too, which I want even less. (Awkward, but also I think I would be very embarrassed and disappointed if he didn't like my stories.)

So tonight I actually did apartment-related accounting instead of continuing to binge-watch Akatsuki no Yona (which I love so far, so many excellent tropes), look at me Adulting! Whatever works, right?

Thanks for the podcast recs, I look forward to trying them :)

Date: 2017-07-30 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
Whatever works, works.

Date: 2017-07-30 11:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Whatever works. I personally would find it totally traumatic to be motivated by embarrassment.

But have, I have never understood large-scale perversity such as manners for manner's own sake(as opposed to respect for people and/or clear communication) , or small-scale things that ... I will refrain from specifying unless you want me to be explicit...

Good luck!

Date: 2017-07-30 11:30 pm (UTC)
goss: (Superman - crash)
From: [personal profile] goss
OMG, you are a brave woman.. the fear of embarrassment would probably paralyze me more than get me moving.

Date: 2017-07-31 05:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dancing_serpent
Oh, that sounds like a good strategy! I always need to trick myself into doing stuff, and can totally relate to doing it like that. *g*

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