Monday Motivation: The Art of Procrastination

procrastinationOkay, I know that isn’t a promising title for a motivational post, but bear with me…

The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing (written by Stanford philosophy professor John Perry) is concise, witty and surprisingly useful.

It offers reassurance,  as well as stealth tactics that will help you to become a productive procrastinator. For example, if you put a non-urgent, but fairly daunting goal at the very top of your priority list, you are more likely to complete the smaller tasks beneath it in order to put off tackling it.

In all seriousness, this has made me re-think my habit of putting ‘write book’ at the top of my daily to-do list. Perhaps, I ought to move it further down…