If you're anything like me it's easy to get lost in your own thoughts and end up spending an hour you could've been working mindlessly scrolling through whatever forum or social app scratches your procrastinators itch and with a supposed 6 extra weeks of winter everyone is focused on the fact that we don't have to worry about heat stroke for a little while longer. But every day should be a day you can get something done whether it be small like sketching some concept art or something big like composing the interlude to your next album. Hopefully I can word the things you've heard a million times in a new way to help get you on your way out of writers block and onto your next project.
I could sit here and try and explain the way I think and the reasons I think that way but it's a lot easier to explain the few ways I've learned to trick(force) myself into being more productive and more proud of the work I put out.
BRAINSTORM BRAINSTORM BRAINSTORM
Its really hard to get stuck on a project when you figure out as much as you can when preplanning, whether these be super detailed notes or simple concepts is up to you. It doesn't matter what medium you work in brainstorming will always help you keep on track and keep a solid and constant work flow. If you work in film/photography you can plan a simple shot list or storyboard to follow, if you work in music you can write down what emotion you're trying to invoke or message you're trying to send, but brainstorming in some small way can at times make a major impact on your project.
SCHEDULE WORK TIME AND SET ALARMS
I try and put time aside to work because if I don't I always end up somewhere random doing god knows what. A lot of the time we'll say that we have writers block or that we just cant focus but don't actually put any effort so schedule time to work on a project, set alarms to make sure you don't forget, and really sit down for the time you scheduled and see what you can get done. If you do this and still can't focus on what you're doing you just have poor impulse control and that's not what this post is about.
GET A SECOND OPINION
Sometimes we really can sit down and work, but end up running loops in our heads and just can't get anything good out. The best way I've found to remedy this is as simple as taking a second opinion. Come up with what you can to the best of your half assed ability and then ask someone how they'd change it or what they think would be a good use of your time. A lot of the input people have can seem like a bunch of horse shit, but if you take in new ideas you're able to think about things from a new perspective and create something original that might help get your gears finally moving steadily.
KNOW YOUR SKILLS
We're told our whole lives that we can do anything we set our minds to... but that just isn't true. There is a wide variety of people in the world and each have their own skills and while it is possible to improve your skill everybody does have a cap somewhere and sometimes these caps on your skills are a lot lower than what you'd need to be successful. So really figure out what you're good at and if your writers block is really just your minds way of telling you to stop putting so much effort into something you aren't able to do.