Overcoming procrastination: Just do it!

Sometimes you want to work on your game, but you just don’t feel like it. You want to browse some forums, watch some TV, do a nap, read some articles on overcoming procrastination, … anything but to work on your game. I too have procrastinated by reading lots of articles about procrastination. That was until I came across this simple solution: ‘Just do it!’. And indeed it’s that simple, no excuses, ‘just do it’.

The only possible problem is when ‘it’ is too big. When that happens your mind blocks. But the solution is simple: break it down until you have a small step that you can actually do, and do it. Once you’ve started, the rest will follow automatically.

So stop reading this article right now, think of your next step, and do it! I don’t want to hear your lazy excuses. For all I care your next step might be “move mouse to upper right corner, click on X”

5 thoughts on “Overcoming procrastination: Just do it!

  1. Zoulz

    I believe a clear design and goals help a lot too. I usually tell myself that I don’t know what to do next and keep procrastinating instead. :/

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  2. Koen Witters

    Zoulz :

    I believe a clear design and goals help a lot too. I usually tell myself that I don’t know what to do next and keep procrastinating instead. :/

    Yes, a clear end goal is definitely required. When you don’t know what your next step is, your true next step is: “Find the next action step that you can handle” :).

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  3. Al

    I tend to find myself daydreaming of what the game would be like then going off and chasing information up on the internet only to get distracted and find after an hour or so I’m looking at a really interesting set of articles with nothing to do with the next step of my game!

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