My procrastination game is really intense right now. I'm procrastinating much worst that before, and I feel helpless and weak to fight back.
I don't like this.
Every now and then I might get a boost—usually a day days before something is due—but when I'm in the middle of a really bad procrastination episode, I am helpless to do something about it. But I've noticed something: when I get some rest, even just 15 minutes of nap in the afternoon, my energy recharges quickly and I'm able to push forward.
I now know that this is the solution: quick shut-eye. The challenge is to be mindful of the need to rest. I must rest in order to regain the energy and boost. The best book I read about the benefits of rest is The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.
The time factor is also real. The closer to the deadline a task gets, the stronger the urgency to act and the least powerful the resistance is. Time seem to manipulate perception and affects my energy level. I get a boost. The tiredness disappear. Time perception plays an important role.
If I can manipulate my perception of time by creating an artificial deadline and time constraints, I may be able to get moving. I can use a timer and give myself a time limit to get things done next time.
I'm about to be really busy this Fall semester. I don't know If things are going to change. I hope so for the sake of my future self.
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