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Jande BS: Creative Procrastination...? (11) RE: BS: Creative Procrastination...? 09 Apr 01

Wow! Alreaady I have a new excuse for procrastinating! I can't choose between these two (apparently opposing) approaches.

Just kidding!

yeah. I find that if I have already started doing it unawares and the time is getting on and I'm getting jittery, it just starts to "gain inertia" or something.

My own approach is to head it off by way of getting it done and out of the way quickly and asap! But once the inertia has set in... then what do you do? "Force yourself through the mollasses and do it" says Hes(if I understand what you're saying), "or give yourself permission to procrastinate consciously".

That sounds like a plan to tryout. If I give myself pernission, it will take some of the internal pressure off that is adding to the resistance, yes?

Justapicker, your advice sounds pretty close to my heart, too. I guess a good approach, once the negative snowball has started rolling, though would be acombination of approaches. First do something small to get that first "completion energy", then tackle the grunt stuff, then reward time with the sweet stuff, and finish off with a glass of the best and good computer game.

Thanks, both!

~ Jande

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