Beating Procrastination

43 Folders is a blog that takes scary deep looks at productivity and how to improve it. Productivity, and its cousin effectiveness, are topics that interest me deeply, but somehow I never find the time to read more about it.

But I did somehow find the time to read this article on procrastination, written by Mark Taw, which I found via 43 Folders. It contains some interesting theories on why we procrastinate and how we can stop it. Perhaps I’ll try it soon.

Reading the article reminded me that I should read the copy of Getting Things Done which my friend Stéphane so kindly gave me (and that I should send him a copy of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People).

Yeah, I must remember to do that.

Comments 2

  1. Stephane Bura wrote:

    Oh my god!

    It took me 3 months to read this very same article!
    Jurie, this is scary. Get out of my psyche now!

    Btw, the article hasn’t helped me at all.

    Posted 22 Nov 2005 at 20:15
  2. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    It only took me three weeks. In fact, I finished it because I decided I had too many open browser windows / tabs. So I did something!

    I like the link between conditioning and work. It sorta kinda explains why I can easily work in the office, but why it can be difficult at home. Or why sometimes (NOT NOW dear co-workers) I start feeling frustrated the moment I walk into the office. I used to think it was the carpeting.

    Posted 22 Nov 2005 at 20:33