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Deadlines: MIT Research Shows You'll Work Faster And Smarter If Someone Else Sets Them For You
Deadlines: MIT Research Shows You'll Work Faster And Smarter If Someone Else Sets Them For You via Instapaper
procrastination  writing 
2 days ago by craniac
Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating (Thomas K.) |
I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating.
decision-making  procrastination  productivity  psychology  stress 
2 days ago by kogakure
People Are Bad at Being Productive in a Limited Time - The Atlantic
Why do people feel this way? It isn’t clear yet, says Tonietto. There are some theories that suggest the thing someone is paying attention to feels physically closer than it really is. Perhaps that meeting with a friend or that work party looming in the distance feels closer, or larger—somehow more in need of time—than it truly is.

On a practical level, she suggests that scheduling things back to back may actually improve productivity. If you schedule in an hour between meetings, chances are you won’t use that time well. Furthermore, it pays to break big tasks down into smaller ones, so that you can reach a goal even in a shorter period of time. People tend to like the feeling of accomplishment that comes from finishing something, and if you’re afraid you won’t be able to complete it, you might not start at all. You might check your email again, read a good article in The Atlantic—and before you know it, the time has flown
procrastination  time-management 
4 days ago by thegrandnarrative
Laziness Does Not Exist – E Price – Medium
I've been a psychology professor since 2012. I've witnessed students of all ages procrastinate on papers, skip presentation days, and miss assignments. None of them were lazy. Ever.
psychology  laziness  procrastination  mental-health 
6 days ago by pmigdal
Laziness Does Not Exist
When I was first working here I'd spend _weeks_ being avoidant, get myself into a complete mess, and then have to go to a senior dev/mentor and say I was completely stuck. And then they'd help me to unpick it and talk it through to the point where I was ready to go, and suddenly it was (fairly) easy.
Without that help I'd have really suffered, and quite possibly lost my job. Instead, I am now a senior developer, mentoring and supporting others, and a massive asset who's appreciated by the people around me.
That's why it annoys me when people are written off as being lazy, rather than helped to be better and do better (or decide that they're in the wrong job and should go do something which suits them better).
procrastination  psychology  viaSwampers 
7 days ago by andrewducker

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