Not him but…
I've tried the "list of goals" thing, and it's hard for me. At first most of my goals were too generic, like, I'd not really be sure how to do the goal I put down.
After I realized it was a bad idea, I tried making a list of ACHIEVABLE goals. That also meant choosing a "quantity" for every activity I wanted to do.
So after that I had this pretty and long checkbox list that made me feel good. But then… when you have like a dozen activities to choose from, you easily get overwhelmed and do none at all. At least that happened to me
So my final iteration has been to pick 3 or 4 activities and focus on doing them every day. Sadly however that didn't work; some things stuck for a while, then fell off, some I never did in the first place
Currently I'm wasting all my time while feeling sad and disappointed.
I think I'm too comfortable in my position of being lazy and useless to really care for anything, despite being pretty sad and disappointed about it. Or maybe it's a dopamine thing and I should meditate and attempt to spend less time on mind-drugs like imageboards and youtube. Who knows
I also tried deadlines, but that just went as well as you'd expect