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The art of defeating procrastination

Every now and then, there may be a time when you feel your brainpower is diverted towards lesser goals instead of focusing on the issues at hand. A time of procrastination. This phenomenon is not reserved for writers as it may hit everyone doing creative work in any form.

Catching up on every subscribed blog may seem important at the moment, but will it really matter five years from now? Worst of all, it keeps you from entering the flow needed for those extraordinary bursts of creativity.

Of course, there are ways to stop this. After all, it’s all in your brain.

Apart from the obvious things such as disabling your IM client and new mail notifications, you may have to start thinking in different ways. For instance, have a look at the article Conscious Procrastination by Steve Pavlina.

Additional reads include Good and Bad Procrastination Overcoming Procrastination, Ten things to know, Kick procrastinations ass and even Patching your personal suck.

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