It’s tempting to procrastinate odious tasks. I control the temptation by staying focused on my next few seconds (literally). I don’t think about how much work lies ahead of me or what fun thing I could be doing instead. When I feel a compelling urge to play instead of work, I usually indulge it – guilt free. For example, I might take a few minutes to surf the Net or grab a snack, but I try to keep the play short so there’s enough time to get my work done.