New (or rather rehashed after much mental resistance) strategy for me to get work done
Take your meds
Eat something beforehand
Look over the directions for what you need to do and keep them at hand
Make sure everything you need is at hand (including directions)
Leave headphones at home to avoid the temptation to work on tracks and rationalize that you don’t want to waste this precious spark of creativity and can do whatever you need to do later but God this could be a rill banger!111 (alternatively make it a rule you can only listen to your iPod and find a mix that’s pleasant but not so great that it inspires you to dance or work on your own tracks)
Find somewhere not too distracting in the library
Go on facebook and tumblr or whatever for like 10 minutes to get it out of your system
set a timer for an hour or however long you foresee needing to work. You can only work during this time, no facebook, no tumblr, no googling random shit.
If you get done before the timer goes off, congrats!! reward yourself with some goof off time
If not, set a shorter timer for some time to take a break and goof off but strictly get yourself back to work with another timer once it’s through.