Some healthy tension is needed between keeping the wheel of production turning and leaning on myself for being a lazy slob.
You don't have to pump out a novel a week to be "productive". You just have to be able to sit down for a few minutes a day and do something to turn the wheel a little.
Or: Set a timeframe for your work, or someone else will. And you won't like theirs.
It's hard to just do things, because our ideas about them always get in the way.