The area this is beginning to particularly bug me is with respect to writing. It's a task which requires a great deal of concentration for me, and yet something I think is important and from which I derive a great deal of satisfaction when the finished product is before me. In my case, it involves what some would consider an inordinate amount of time. This short entry took me 45 minutes to write, and it ain't anything special. Nothing forces me to write, so it often goes undone.
So, beginning today, I'm placing an arbitrary mandate on myself: a mid-year's resolution to write for at least one hour every day. No excuses, no bargaining with myself. I always have something to write, this is really an issue of discipline and laziness. I will no longer write when time permits, but every day, if only for an hour.