1. the most important thing that must be dealt with first
2. the right to be or go before others
rest is up to you to decide for yourself. You either go back to what you were doing or you analyse and change things so as to do what you are supposed to do. The problem to your not sketching might be due to thoughts of a person sitting miles away. all you need to do is search for patterns and link them to the cause. As i said in one of the earlier posts, the well stated problem is a solution in itself. If your priority is problem analysis then coming up with solution is not that difficult. The Process is about finding the "RIGHT" problems, set them as priorities and they shall be solved.
One thing I Love about MIT Institute Of Design Where I learn design is their philosophy behind the process. "Ensure karman, Leave Phalam" "follow the process right in action, the product will evolve by itself". its only when you go to roots of this philosophy you will understand that your life can be designed though you cant define the term "design" yourself.
George is "design" solving the right problems?