Part 5 - Improving your life - Procrastination!
** with all of your leisure and commitments laid out ahead of you, it becomes clear exactly how much time you will have for work. **
Date: 3/31/2019 5:27:48 PM ( 52 d ) ... viewed 142 times
“We all tend to major procrastinators!”
“Procrastination (noun). The action of ruining your life for no apparent reason.”
Putting play before work may seem irresponsible, but experts argue that this counterintuitive move might actually make you more productive in the long run.
Enter ‘unscheduling’: an upside-down approach to help chronic postponers get their lives back on track. Like most time-planning methods, the technique involves creating a weekly schedule that blocks out specific time blocks for particular tasks. Most of which could be controlled.
The key is that rather than just making a plan for the work that you have to do, you must learn to do the opposite:
1) Schedule the activities that you would like to do, such as meeting a friend for dinner, or other social obligations!
2) Then consider such events which are necessary for keeping yourself in tune with life and aid in proper physical condition, such as going for a run and getting enough sleep each night.
Finally, you can add in whatever you have already planned for, such as holidays and meetings. The key is not to schedule in any plans for work whatsoever.
A simple model unschedule will never contain the words unplanned activities “write a book”, “finish presentation” or “revise your last assignment”.
Unschedual works because it is about control without all the planning!
Rather than cancelling lunches and postponing gym sessions to devote yourself entirely to a particular project, you can slot it neatly into the life that you want to lead. Then with all of your leisure and commitments laid out ahead of you, it becomes clear exactly how much time you will have for work.
Then all you have to do is get started.
Ready set go! (prêt à partir)
** Adapted from: The Smart Guide to Procrastination!
By Zaria Gorvett
26 March 2019
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