Procrastinatus, God of Blogs

More on how to deal with procrastination and other bad habits that get in the way of being productive, this time from 43 Folders.

Once you’ve started admitting your “personal suck,” you can sample from an endless menu of tricks that may or may not help you improve things in your life. As long as you don’t lose an eye and can still get your work mostly done on time, where’s the damage in experimenting?

Quite right.

Although I have come to realise over the last day that the fact I am a ‘professional’ blogger is actually allowing me to bring the art of procrastination to new heights. All these posts you’ve been reading recently, here and on CnV? All displacement activity. All little acts of creative procrastination. There is one particular task relating to one particular project with which I am a bit late that I am persistently putting off because I don’t know where to start. It just so happens that the by-product of this procrastination is a whole bunch of blog posts, so I look like I’m actually working even though I’m not actually working upon that which should be benefiting from my attention.

Procrastination may be the thief of time, but it’s also the god of blogs.

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