Procrastination (4)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-18 17:22 ID:B9Kv4inc

Sigh .. inability to get started with work, drawn off into the hazy Internet and gaming habits acquired at youth. Back then sure, why not? Safe environment, no monthly rent to pay, parents making food every night.

What a fucking deceiver.

Here I am at 22, half a month behind with a silly web design from a client who barely needs anything done at all. Deadlines tomorrow, next week, week after, endlessly. Like, as is my impression, most people, my head is not floating away in a nice sense of spending good effort on something the whole afternoon out. No, I'm on 4chan, Jaiku, CA, MSN/AIM/ICQ/IRC/Skype and here.

I keep ignoring it, and then I get angry at myself for ignoring it and ignore it some more like a baby. And this is despite experimenting with 'flow' in psychology and how to get into that state on demand.. with good results, too!

So I look around for solution, see things like 'unschedule' or apps that will hide other windows while I'm working and all sorts of crap. Looks like this is a real holy grail. I want to take the next step but I'm afraid of choosing any method (so my new hobby becomes procrastinating on anti-procrastination articles).. from fear of what the result might be.

I'll just stop caring and ignore all these shit habits. Who cares what community you belong to, if it means you're spending all your days as an Internet crackwhore posting funny macros on anonymous boards?


2 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-18 17:45 ID:ZP409v6w

Try the GTD methodology ;-)

Who knows, it might work for you,...

3 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-18 20:34 ID:YsxpN44K

I often have this problem, here's something that's helped in the past:

Take a step back and consider, like a battle tactician, what realistically will happen in the near future. When you can see the situation laid out like that for you, like a map of a battlefield, you can more readily plan what needs to be done and execute it promptly. I think ability to work in this case requires a clear, un-deluded view of the situation before you.

Also, break down your battle plan into small little tasks that individual squads can complete. Big distances are traversed in many small steps.

Also remind yourself that whatever procrastinatory resistance you encounter is just weak laziness. If you can see it for what it is, fleeting, stupid laziness, than it's easier to shrug off.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-19 12:00 ID:B9Kv4inc

ITT we militarize life O_O
Although it makes sense.

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