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(via 3quarksdaily: The Psychology of Procrastination: How We Create Categories of the Future)
Tu and Soman hypothesized that one reason for why we procrastinate is that we do not envision time as a linear, continuous entity but instead categorize future deadlines into two categories, the imminent future and the distant future. A spatial analogy to this hypothesized construct is how we categorize distances. A city located at a 400 kilometer distance may be considered as being spatially closer to us if it is located within the same state than another city which may be physically closer (e.g. only 300 kilometers away) but located in a different state. The categories “in my state” and “outside of my state” therefore interfere with the perception of the actual physical distance. 

(via 3quarksdaily: The Psychology of Procrastination: How We Create Categories of the Future)

Tu and Soman hypothesized that one reason for why we procrastinate is that we do not envision time as a linear, continuous entity but instead categorize future deadlines into two categories, the imminent future and the distant future. A spatial analogy to this hypothesized construct is how we categorize distances. A city located at a 400 kilometer distance may be considered as being spatially closer to us if it is located within the same state than another city which may be physically closer (e.g. only 300 kilometers away) but located in a different state. The categories “in my state” and “outside of my state” therefore interfere with the perception of the actual physical distance. 

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quoteskine:

Every Sunday night I write a to-do list for the coming week, and every week I get through about half of the tasks on it, if I’m lucky.
In the last couple of months I’ve started to make the list a bit more realistic on Monday morning, by adding symbols which indicate the likelihood I’ll get to that task.
This is my system, and it’s genuinely increased my productivity.

quoteskine:

Every Sunday night I write a to-do list for the coming week, and every week I get through about half of the tasks on it, if I’m lucky.

In the last couple of months I’ve started to make the list a bit more realistic on Monday morning, by adding symbols which indicate the likelihood I’ll get to that task.

This is my system, and it’s genuinely increased my productivity.

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awritersmission:

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awritersmission:

ENDURING LIFE: And here is the after. Work schedule implemented along with this week’s inspirational words and journal prompts. To get the journal prompts LIKE my FB page (The Enduring Optimist) or follow my biz page @theoptimistkit in fact, do BOTH! Lol. Have a safe and blessed night all. #theenduringoptimist #passionplanning #goals #goalsetting #passionplanner #createinspiremotivate #creativeproductivity #Inspiration #motivation

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Why We Procrastinate - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus

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