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CronoDAS comments on How to Beat Procrastination - Less Wrong

156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: CronoDAS 06 February 2011 11:29:20PM *  3 points [-]

If the task you're avoiding is boring, try to make it more difficult, right up to the point where the difficulty level matches your current skill, and you achieve "flow."21 This is what the state troopers of Super Troopers did: they devised strange games and challenges to make their boring job passable. Myrtle Young made her boring job at a potato chip factory more interesting and challenging by looking for potato chips that resembled celebrities and pulling them off the conveyor belts.

What do you do if the task is both boring and extremely difficult, rather than boring and easy?

Comment author: Petro 07 February 2011 01:41:25AM 5 points [-]

Stop procrastinating on the job hunt

Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 23 October 2011 09:17:37PM 3 points [-]

What if the boring and extremely difficult task IS the job hunt!?