Ok so yesterday I was having a wee browse on the internet (as you do) in the interests of my research (why else would I surf the net?) when I came across a blipper who claims to have spent the day in ‘active procrastination’.
That’s a new one on me, I thought! So I enquired – how is that different to normal procrastination then? Her reply was that active procrastination is the art of avoiding one job by doing another. The example she gave was that she wrote her first book when she should have been writing her PhD … Little did I know it but I have been actively procrastinating for YEARS! And somehow now I don’t feel so bad about it!
However there is no getting away from the fact it is all a beautifully repackaged version of displacement activity!
So setting manageable goals is the key – so I am following the 3 in 30 challenge of setting 3 things I want to do each day for 30 days. As a twist to this I will make it a bit of a challenge. The first one will be the thing I like doing least and need to do most. The second will be the thing I don’t mind doing but find it easy to put off and the third one will be a pleasant thing I enjoy doing and would like to do first.
So: Today I want to:
1) read at least one section on the thesis on my desk
2) have at least passed the 13,000 mark on my writing … I have 12,321 so doable!
3) Go out and take a picture for my daily blip that I am proud of. (I spend far too much time doing this and I enjoy it far too much!) Also my blip has now taken on a literary twist if anyone wants to join in just follow me on The People Twitcher