A DAY OFF
We all need time off every now and again. It can be hard getting time off for writing, especially if you have a day job. Your official day off is prime writing time, isn’t it? But, it’s important you carve out a day somewhere to get things done. You could even split your day off into sections. As long as you set aside a few hours for writing, you’ll be fine.
During that day off, you need to tackle all the jobs that distract you. You can focus on cleaning, redecorating, and even getting round to treating dry rot if you want to. This is your time to tackle all those jobs that pop into your mind when you least want them to. Knowing that you have this time will allow you to put your procrastination aside.
Get into the habit of writing jobs down as you think of them, and let that be a way of getting them out of your mind. There is no reason that taking a day off is going to delay your book launch; in fact, by consolidating all of that distraction into one day, it can accelerate it by accommodating all the little jobs. You know you don’t need to tackle them straight away because that’s what your day off is for. It may take a while to get into the habit, but you’ll soon find that this practice works wonders. There’s no way those jobs can distract you more than necessary when you’ve put them out of your mind in this way.