Explains the principles of structured procrastination and provides tips and techniques to chronic procrastinators for developing an attitude of acceptance for their accomplishments while enjoying the time they waste.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. - Mark Twain
For Frenchie Who is very patient (sometimes)
Humans are by nature rational animals.
Never do today any task that may disappear tomorrow.
Let the situation mature.
...I'd rather chew on thumbtacks than read up on printers in Consumer Reports.
The structured procrastinator may not be the world's most effective human being, but by letting her ideas and energies wander spontaneously, she may accomplish all sorts of things that she would have missed out on by adhering to a more structured regimen.
My wife pops in to remind me to check the Visa bill...She would clearly like me to stop what I am doing, remove the laptop from my lap, take the bill (which she is kindly holding in my face), and comply with her request forthwith...The idea that by not checking the Visa bill immediately I will discourage my wife from such interruptions is quite absurd. The pattern in question has gone on for about fifty years.
You might want to try simply accepting yourself as a structured procrastinator for a while before plunging into a search for the perfect tool to help you drop the habit altogether.