Procrastination at work?Subscribe
I used to work in an office full-time. On days when I didn't have a meeting in the morning or something pressing to get done, I found that I procrastinated a lot. I think this was my way to relax a little. At home things were always nuts and busy, so the only place I could chill out was at work, procrastinating
It's soooo easy to get lost online chasing a research topic or
getting online home shopping done when I had planned to
be working on other things instead .
Like Nataly, I realized I was doing that because it was FUN
and a way to chill out. Then, I decided to give myself
a set amount of time to chill and kind of programmed my
brain for that time limit.
I wrote down something like: "Annemarie, you get 20 minutes of
online-whatever when the urge hits." My brain does pretty good
remembering the time limit...amazing!
It's like recess!!
Allowing myself to do that was the trick I needed and
I found it helped me to generate new ideas, too.
Hey, it's how I found workitmom.com!
Talk to you later,
AnnemarieFlag as inappropriate Posted by on 12th August 2007
P.S. Sometimes procrastination can be a symptom of something else...
like an unmet need -- in my case RECESS -- or concern.Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 12th August 2007
When I worked in an office I definitely suffered from procrastination...I finally worked out a system to deal with it. The first half of the day was work,work,work then after lunch I'd relax and do completely un-work-related things until the last hour when I would return calls and organize for the next day. It was the best of both worlds.