How to stop procrastinating by making any kind of work interesting – Boing Boing


The authors recommend reducing "high-dopamine, low-effort" activities — drugs, candy, video games, etc. But when I procrastinate, I happen to find a mundane activity like tidying fascinating and could do it for hours to avoid work. But for me, it's too tempting to fall into a YouTube trance or flip through scanned books on the Internet archive as a way to avoid doing real work. I also agree with the authors that getting started is the hardest part and that the best way to get started is by defining the appropriate physical action to take and committing to working for just five or ten minutes.

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