Procrastination

Today was supposed to be all about the doctorate. I was aiming to get a few thousands words of quality discussion written and begin the new work week satisfied I was still making progress.

That was not to be.

From the off, I’ve had difficulty focusing on the dissertation this morning. Ironically, the couple of hours I spent on it yesterday were so much more productive, when I didn’t really intend to get much done at all. So for the first time in ages, I acknowledged my procrastination and tried to do something useful while simultaneously avoiding any guilt about “work”.

So what have I got to show for the past few hours? I re-built my laptop and tidied up my iTunes library. Both necessary evils that kept me occupied. I also cleaned the bathroom (a clear indication, if ever there was, of my determination to avoid writing about work-life balance…). I sorted out some personal finance bits and bobs that had been hanging over me, including canceling a mobile broadband contract with T-Mobile. (Which, as it turned out, was incredibly painless).

My advice to you, therefore: if you want to get the most out of your Sunday afternoon, make sure you’ve got a pressing deadline to meet and you’ll find the time to get everything else done instead.

As for me, there’s always next weekend.

  1. Isn’t that the fact? Probably accomplished more during that 2 hours than anything in the past month. “Call___ or dismantle the vac?” same leverage!

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  2. I actually washed the refrigerator magnets this weekend. I should really invite my family over, they would be impressed.

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  3. […] Sep So now I need to make up for my utter lack of doctorate-related productivity last weekend. Happily, I’m in a much more positive (and productive) frame of mind this […]

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