When left to my own devices I don't get much done. However in an environment like school and work, where there are deadlines to meet I get a lot done. It's damn hard work! But I actually feel like I've managed to accomplish something when I meet the deadlines.
I think this is why I love school so much. I love University even more because whilst it is, structured there is also enough freedom for me to approach a subject how I want to. I feel so much better when I have a goal to work towards, a goal set by someone else. I will stick to it when it's a goal someone else has set for me.
Yet as soon as I'm home again left to my own devices I got back to being a complete mess only doing things when I feel like it. I think this is one of the reasons why working freelance is going to be difficult for me!!
What about you? Do you work better in a structured environment?
EDIT: Sorry! I don't think I explained myself very well. What I'm trying to say is that when left to my own devices a project I'm working on will continue for ever and ever, never getting completed. However at school because of the deadlines I actuall manage to get my work done. I FINISH stuff and this is a good feeling.
However...just because there is a deadline doesn't mean I get my work started early. I don't! I keep putting it off, and off and off, pushing the deadline to the back of my mind before I realise that I absolutely have to start my work. And it's horrible, and incredibly stressful and I freak out and I make myself ill...but...I get stuff done. So that's the point I'm trying to make that I actually complete things because I HAVE to...it's a kick up the backside that I need and I appreciate it, even though I hate it.