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A while ago Frank Carver posted a link to a wonderful paper called "Structured Procrastination". This is probably the most useful paper I ever read. An enthusiastic procrastinator I am, I learnt how I could get my stuff done. I normally enroll in about twice as many projects as I can accomplish, and while procrastinating on one, I get another done.
 
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I think I'm a procrastinator by birth . Can you believe that this also solves problem.
 
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I'm procrastinating as we speak.
 
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I'm thinking about following that link. Maybe tomorrow.
 
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At home I have a few books on how to overcome procrastination and get things done. Unfortunately I never got around to reading them.
 
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I'll usually take a decent size cuccumber and wrap it in aluminum foil and then put it, OH WAIT, do you mean? You don't mean about what I stuff down. OOPS. Sorry

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My mother always said that my brother and I procrastinated because we liked the thrill and added challenge of having to do our work under a time constraint. In many ways I have to agree with this. I also like how the time constraint helps me avoid over-analyzing trivial details.

I wonder if we procrastinators simply like to feel important. Knowing that I have 5 major projects to accomplish makes me feel very important, even if I never get around to doing any of them.

Additionally, being so "busy" is terrific when you get invited to something you don't want attend. Oh, I'm sorry, I have to mow the lawn, paint the deck, review a book, clean the gutters, and finish my dissertation this weekend - I won't be able to make it to your earwax sculpture gallery showing. Out of fear of losing the terrific excuse, we occupy the weekend with watching sports, going to the park, or playing video games instead.
 
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I have a lot to say about this. Maybe next week.
[ October 12, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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Buy here.
 
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Greatest movie ever about getting your stuff done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Greatest movie ever about getting your stuff done


OK, so I had stuff to get done, but of course I had to watch all the Tales of Mere Existence.

Thanks EFH, now my stuff didn't get done.
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Since a lot of my most procrastinated tasks involve using what's left of my brain, I like to kid myself by saying that I'm cogitatin' (although I actually think there is some truth to the idea of cogitatin').

BTW, Robert Benchley is one of my favorite authors, and here's what he had to say about this topic:

"Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he's supposed to be doing at the moment."
 
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Thanks for pointing us to the "Tales of Mere Existence" - they're great.
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Greatest movie ever about getting your stuff done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk



Nice animation
 
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Procrastinate now... don't put it off.
 
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That's how i get my stuff done >.>
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Hire a helper named "Friday"
Tell the boss that you will get all the important stuff done "by Friday"
 
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"Structured Procrastination", seems interesting
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I'll read it later
inspired by this
 
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from german Spiegel magazine: Ich prokrastiniere, also bin ich
 
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Originally posted by paul yule:
Procrastinate now... don't put it off.



 
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