Structured Procrastination

John Perry:

One needs to be able to recognize and commit oneself to tasks with inflated importance and unreal deadlines, while making oneself feel that they are important and urgent.

Being a heavy procrastinator myself I agree with John Perry but I'd like to extend one point. While some work can be encouraging even slightly more can have devastating effects. From my personal experience a task overflow can turn everything into white noise at which stage you're not caring about any of it anymore.

Positive side effect, you're able to work off those items quite relaxed. On the other side you might also over-commit to incoming work because estimating white noise is kind of difficult.

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Published: 2012-02-02

Tagged: Procrastination Life-Hacks