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

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

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Comment author: diegocaleiro 21 May 2013 12:27:47AM 2 points [-]

When I was in real procrastinational danger, I used Geoff Anders super duper complicated excel document for tracking my time, goals, commitments in 10 colors. Awesome two months those.

But more recently I needed something more like what the OP suggests, very low activation cost. So it is simple. I stand until I am doing the thing I have previously decided to be the most important thing I could be doing on the computer. If I have only the intention, it doesn't count. If I am about to open the relevant tab it doesn't count. If I am writing about it in a comment in lesswrong, it doesnt count, My legs shall only rest when the one and only tab open is (at this very moment) the cultural evolution paper that I'm Meta-kind-of-procrastinating here, and I have writen the first word about it. It helps that the chair is not right behind me, but turned around. The screen is also not at a good angle while standing.

Just this comment got me tired enough.

Comment author: malcolmocean 11 June 2013 06:51:39PM 1 point [-]

Which excel doc is this?