Do not make a to-do list. Do not research power tools. Do not clean your desk. Just dive in. That's the advice of Dr Timothy Pychyl, who has studied procrastination. Your to-do list is just another delaying tactic with a short-term rush.
"We relieve our anxiety by making this false schedule," says Pychyl. Procrastinators aren't necessarily bad at time management, he says, "they're just not willing to deal with the discomfort of getting started". But starting will ultimately make you feel better about working. "Our emotional wellbeing and our satisfaction with life is based a great deal upon the successful pursuit of our goals," says Pychyl.
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May 16, 2012