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January 23, 2020

Deprocrastination — 3 tricks to start working despite not feeling like it

Screen Shot 2020-01-21 at 9.30.40 AM

I've always been a sucker for stuff like this, not least because it's yet one more thing I can do to avoid starting work.

But I digress.

Here are the 3 tricks alluded to, in a nutshell:

• Screw it, let's do it (Richard Branson)

• Start sloppy

• Start small

Have at it: you can too!

January 23, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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One of my very favorite movies is "Cool Hand Luke," and not just because it's got Paul Newman at his most adorable. Also because of this 'tarring the road' scene, which demonstrates, kind of, my favorite anti-procrastination technique, where you pour on the coal and then you get to just fart around for hours, smugly. I love this part, when they've run out of road to tar:

Fellow Prisoner: "What're we gonna do now?"
Luke: "Nothing!" (laughs insanely)

That part where you get to do a whole lotta nothing is sooooo sweet. 😚

https://youtu.be/4sHJcu6jtIw

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 23, 2020 7:52:09 PM

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