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My colleague Annemiek Industry Email List shared this comic with 12 types of procrastinators with me. I myself am a combination of 'The Cleaner' and 'The Sidetracker'. And you? Different types of procrastination: sidetracker and cleaner.Procrastination is a problem with your emotions Working smarter is a hot topic. There Industry Email List are a lot of books out there on the subject, our articles on it are doing well, and I see a lot of productivity app tips. In that series, I came across a New York Times article with an interesting angle Industry Email List on procrastination—a fancy word for procrastination. Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem.
It is a way to deal with Industry Email List difficult emotions and negative moods caused by the task you are procrastinating. Think of boredom with a boring task, frustration with a job that is not going well or uncertainty with a new or difficult assignment. Dealing with negative emotions According to the article, procrastination has Industry Email List nothing to do with your ability to manage your time, and downloading an app that helps you with productivity makes little sense. If you want to change your behavior, you should Industry Email List deal with those negative emotions. Otherwise you will end up in a negative spiral. You avoid negative emotions by putting them aside for a while. That's a relief: a short-term reward.