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Friday, February 15, 2008

Productive Procrastination

There comes a point where you realize you can't get it all done and that that day off is really just a myth. To get close to the minimum, work has to happen that day. And in a panic of how to do it all, time is slipping away.

That's when the clutter and dust on my desk gets to me. I spent 30 minutes cleaning my desk because it was one discreet thing I could accomplish and that would make me feel better in the week to come. Plants are watered. Desk is wiped clean of spills. Papers are filed. Shelves and picture frames are dusted. Really, it's just productive procrastination. But I can't revise the Transition Cycle document before the end of the day, and I can't get all the project plan updates done, and I can't prep the SofE demo (which is really what I'm totally freaking out about). But I can have clean and calm in my workspace, and it helps a little.

EDIT: As it turns out, I did just get through a rough draft of the project updates and the transition cycle documents, and I attribute that directly to a tidier space leading to a little clarity. So here's to productive procrastination actually turning out to be productive!


  • Keeping an orderly desk, helps keep track of all the projects.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 6:32 PM  

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