Structured procastination

Finally, John Perry wrote an article that every PhD student should know by hart: how to structurally procrastinate. With Nicolas, we discuss many times every day on the correct methodology for procrastinating things, and finally … a guide!

Structured procrastination means shaping the structure of the tasks one has to do in a way that exploits this fact. The list of tasks one has in mind will be ordered by importance. Tasks that seem most urgent and important are on top. But there are also worthwhile tasks to perform lower down on the list. Doing these tasks becomes a way of not doing the things higher up on the list. With this sort of appropriate task structure, the procrastinator becomes a useful citizen. Indeed, the procrastinator can even acquire, as I have, a reputation for getting a lot done.

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