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Qiaochu_Yuan comments on 10-Step Anti-Procrastination Checklist - Less Wrong

32 Post author: JesseGalef 17 May 2013 01:59AM

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Comment author: Qiaochu_Yuan 17 May 2013 04:04:22AM *  13 points [-]

Geoff Anders' procrastination advice includes a mild extension to 5, namely sometimes you ask yourself why you're doing the task and you legitimately don't have a good reason. In that case, you should wholeheartedly abandon the task instead of procrastinating. This should also happen occasionally.

Comment author: JesseGalef 17 May 2013 04:10:47AM 1 point [-]

Excellent point, thanks! I'd been using this mostly for work projects that I'd already decided were worth doing but found myself procrastinating, but that's a great addendum.

I'm in the process of learning more about Geoff and Leverage's Goal Factoring, so that might help me refine the list (or replace it with something better.)

Comment author: ytrek 26 August 2014 09:07:41AM 1 point [-]

So, have you come up with something better than this checklist ?