Saturday, June 28th, 2008...10:50 pm
Tag surfing, I came across a piece by Timothy A. Psychl that presents a slightly different “take” on procrastination. The problem might not (just) lie with the individual psychology of the procrastinator: it’s sometimes worth having a look at whether you’re trying to begin, to sustain or to complete a task. What this seems to mean, practically, is that the motivator that got you going—whether it was Chris’ egg-timer or some other “trick”—isn’t necessarily going to work as a tool to help you complete the same task. In order to find the wherewithal to finish that task, you might, for instance, have to engage in his fifth suggestion: to indulge in a little daydreaming … about opening your freezer … and finding a pristine container of cold, creamy Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean ice cream (hey, you’ve got your fantasies, I’ve got mine)….