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Positive Procrastination, Not an Oxymoron

Positive Procrastination, Not an Oxymoron | Research | Scoop.it
Psychologists suggest that procrastination, if structured, can have some benefits, by getting you to complete some tasks, even if only to avoid the ones you’re meant to be doing.
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 “We are willing to pursue any vile task as long as it allows us to avoid something worse.”

 

“It’s the same principle as keeping order in a school,” Chandler explained. “If you make the pupils behave, they will learn something just to keep from being bored.”

 

Fortunately, he notes, procrastinators can be great at self-deception, a skill also observed by Dr. Steel.“Productive procrastination is a bit of make-believe, along the lines of setting your watch five minutes fast,” he told me. “You know you did it, but you still pretend you didn’t.

 

Never do today any task that may disappear by tomorrow.

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Why We Procrastinate - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus

Why We Procrastinate - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus | Research | Scoop.it
The British philosopher Derek Parfit espoused a severely reductionist view of personal identity in his seminal book, Reasons and Persons:…
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"...we see our future selves as strangers."

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Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege - YouTube

Vik Nithy is the founder of 3 companies at the age of 20 including how own marketing consulting firm. His left after school Vik has been extremely successful...
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incredible take on the causes of procrastination and why it happens

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14 Fascinating Studies Done on Procrastination - Online Colleges

14 Fascinating Studies Done on Procrastination - Online Colleges | Research | Scoop.it
Scientists have created numerous studies to attempt to demystify procrastination.
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Is procrastination that bad? - YouTube

John Perry, author of "The Art of Procrastination," talks about how putting things off today may not be so bad after all.
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4 Types of Procrastination and How to Beat Them

4 Types of Procrastination and How to Beat Them | Research | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetThis is a guest post by Mark Panay We all procrastinate but most of us don’t really consider the reasons why we do it. There’s a tendency to assume that we procrastinate because we are weak or we’d simply rather be doing something more fun. In my experience, there are several types of procrastination …
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