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

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

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Comment author: Skeeve 17 May 2013 11:46:36AM *  13 points [-]

My own anti-procrastination technique is to tell my wife that I'm going to be working on X project, and that I'll talk to her about what I've been doing when I'm done. After that, I find that all it takes to put myself back on task is a gentle reminder to myself that my options are:

  • Get some work done
  • Admit that I didn't actually get much done
  • Lie about my progress

My natural aversion to options two and three is usually enough to get me back on task.