So I am hoping for tips on what others do to avoid procrastination. I have my own medical transcription business and I do the work at home. I have great clients and particularly want to do this so I can be home with my children, etc. The only downside is it is repetitive, sedentary and boring. The web tempts me and so does the household and other tasks.
What happens in my work is it is unpredictable how much work I will get on a given day. I usually work from 8:00 or so until 1:30 a.m., then I'm up in the morning and work until noon. That is to accommodate the Dr's deadlines (I give great service and the best deadlines in town). What I am finding though is even if I get a light night I fill up all the time ANYWAY to get the work done.
So does anyone have any ideas? Here are things I have tried:
Turning off browser and email
Setting the timer
Setting the timer and playing prediction games on how much I will get done
Allowing myself to do something else before I start because my deadline sense is really good
All those ideas are great but sometimes I just, plain and simple, SLACK. Then I have wasted all that time I could be GTD or even reading a book. Getting a more interesting job is not an option right now. I'll be eager to hear some ideas from all you experts!