Personally (and I mean straight) I accept to be a lazy bum, who has to force himself doing something he wants done. But at those times I don't blame or judge myself, but roll with it and enjoy the "offtime" as much as I can. As feeling guilty about it makes both worse. The project and the time I take off.
Additionally there is something forced on us by someone else in real life.
Always... You work till you die.
So enjoy the time nobody forces anything upon you!
a) obviously you need to defocus
b) why cry bout it - that won't change a bit
c) maybe it's not your project anymore or at least at the moment
d) better taking some time and breaks doing it, but doing it right and good in the first place
Just cheer and enjoy yourself. Don't blame ya! For what?
Being off an obscure schedule nobody forces upon you?
The defocus is wasted if it focusses around how defocussed you are, if you get the meaning...
I had to push through some dear projects myself.
The most recent being the hardest. I could have probably finished it half a year earlier. But at what cost? Hating it? Doing it halfassed?
Dropping it completely? I'd say so.
Instead I just tried to realize that it is work after all and no matter how much passion made it my project.
So I took breaks and vacations conciously!
That worked, because before that it was my subconcious to hit the breaks, while I felt guilty about it and ruined those times.
At this point I repeated myself, I know and I'm sorry.
What are you trying to do? Competing with yourself or the spriters ideal you have?
Geez! It's you! Perfect! No matter if you are the best spriter or just a trainee.
Enjoy the fact that you are unproductive, till you are not. Then enjoy that!
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