I’m sure a lot of us have had days like this, but it’s been especially frequent for me recently.
Idleness, as we know, has a bad rap in Western culture, but it can be a philosophical experience in its own right.
I’m curious to hear what you people do to create productive habits? Any apps or other methods you suggest for habit creation?
To beat procrastination, a simple trick is to imagine starting the task as opposed to finishing it, and actually performing a tiny fraction of it, this over time rewires your limbic system.
Basically, I can’t make me to focus on my work until it’s really close to the deadline of my task or even later. I keep procrastinating or code other things, but the one task that I know is my highest priority and the one that should be done, always gets ignored until last minute… Anyone else had this?
How exactly does procrastination work, and how do you stop it? Psychological research, comics and “The Simpsons” will explain.
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.