Fri, 10 Mar 2006
The Dreader, The Dreamer and The Perfectionist
Different kinds of procrastinators. I am all three, in that order. MSN Careers has an article about
procrastination and how us procrastinators can get stuff done. For
example, if you
have trouble starting stuff because you don't know where to start, the
article says just put in 15 min and once you've started, you'll get in the flow of things and
accomplish a lot more. My little experience with this technique says
that generating enough willpower to put in those 15 minutes gets
progressively harder- the brain is a hard thing to fool, after a while it knows that
"15 min only, dear" stuff is a trap.
For some reason geeks and academics seem to be particularly conscious of
their procrastinating nature. And geeks, in particular, keep trying to
come up with different techniques to get around this issue. Check out
this website dealing with what they call life hacks.