How do you treat yourself when you are going towards reaching a tricky point in a project? I have been thinking about this lately. When I am procrastinating I often promise myself a “carrot” upon completion or reaching a certain benchmark. Some day’s however I pull out the stick “in my head” and give myself a mental caning of sorts. The mental caning is not productive or very pleasant but it does sometimes make me move on towards the destination.
So what are your thoughts on your personal self management using carrots or the stick?