The Power of the Tiny Tidy

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Is tidying and cleaning a form of procrastination?
It certainly can be.
If you’re spending hours of your day, dusting, picking up bits of fluff off the carpet and scrubbing floors, then yes. You’ve got a bad case of procrastacleaning.
Put simply, you’re avoiding living.
As professor (and expert on procrastination) Tim Pychyl says:
“Procrastination […]

The art of taming negative emotions: 10 ways to feel better

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taming emotions
Are you struggling to get work done at home? Find yourself procrastinating?
Before you start googling ‘Time management techniques’, consider this . . .
According to Associate Professor Tim Pychyl, procrastination isn’t a time management issue. It’s actually an emotion management issue.
This means if you can get a better handle on your emotions, […]

The paradox of the pause: How stopping regularly helps you get more done

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In pre-internet days, it was much easier to focus and complete your work.
If you were struggling, you couldn’t escape to the worlds of Facebook, YouTube and Netflix for instant relief.
How do I know?
Because I was born before 1985. I know what it feels like to be a student with and without the Internet. […]