Because life is a series of edits

Email Not Good for Procrastinators

In Technology, Thought on July 10, 2007 at 1:15 pm

From the article, “Procrastination: Ten Things to Know,” newly reviewed in Psychology Today:

“Procrastinators actively look for distractions, particularly ones that don’t take a lot of commitment on their part. Checking e-mail is almost perfect for this purpose. They distract themselves as a way of regulating their emotions such as fear of failure.”

I’ll go out on a limb here and guess that checking blogs has much the same result as well.

(hat tip: LifeDev)

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  1. Did you post this for me? Because I’m avoiding doing the dishes right now by reading your blog…

  2. No, Megan, this is obviously a direct attack upon ME!

  3. paranoia |ˌparəˈnoiə| noun a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.

  4. First, procrastination, and now “chronic personality disorder,” “drug abuse,” and “schizophrenia.”

    You are the Nathan to my David!

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