Wednesday, October 12, 2011

One of the many skills I have developed/improved during my degree, is procrastination. Now I am applying this  wonderful skill to my job hunting.I delay and delay looking at all the emails I get from various job hunting sites, writing cover letters and adjusting my CV for the specific vacancy. Tidying up the flat is becoming an exciting alternative to doing anything job related. At uni the deadlines and limited time pushed me and helped me with procrastination, now I do not have any deadlines and it is making me procrastinate more. But today  I was pretty good, I applied for my sort of "dream job" and one for " a job".and I even did the dishes! although that was the side effect of my procrastination... :)) but it is probably the first time I did everything I was supposed to do this day.

I feel positive about tomorrow.

All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, like gardening or sharpening pencils or making a diagram of how they will reorganize their files when they get around to it. Why does the procrastinator do these things? Because they are a way of not doing something more important. If all the procrastinator had left to do was to sharpen some pencils, no force on earth could get him do it. However, the procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely and important tasks, as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important (source

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