Yes, freewriting. Not as in I'll be doing it here, but as in I want to rant and rave and marvel over the fact that it actually works. Here's the deal: If I start my thesis-writing day (which starts soon after I get home from work, or whenever I finish with breakfast on days off) with 15-minutes of freewriting, about how I'm feeling, what I think I might write about, where I'm feeling blocked, that sort of thing, then I'm able to go on and do 1 or 2 regular thesis writing sessions (I follow a 45-minute working, 15-minute break cycle) with pretty much no problem. If I don't start with freewriting, I often can't get any writing done, or at best find it hard to focus for a whole 45-minute session.
I know this is old news to many, but I'm amazed. How did it take me so long to figure this one out? Today, as I have more of the day, I plan to try it twice, so freewriting, then a couple of writing sessions, then lunch, then freewriting and a couple more writing sessions (my focus seems like it can use a boost after 2 sessions). You wouldn't think one person could have so much psychological gunk that needs cleaning out before writing, but it's possible, and I'm the proof.
And yes, my resolution to finish a draft of my thesis in January has now become a resolution to finish my draft in February. It is highly possible that I will in fact do this. All other resolutions are well under way to being carried out as planned.