SEASON 3
Productive procrastination
How I stayed productive at work with procrastination
The task at hand that we want to avoid, gives us the reason to search for some alternative task. For example,

In office

  • Clean my desk (1 hour)
  • Keep paperwork in organized (10 mins)
  • Fill papers in the printer (5 mins)
  • Take a coffee (5 mins)
  • Catch up with a colleague what they are working on (10-30 mins)
  • Help my colleagues with books, calculations, tips etc. (5 mins)
  • Document my work. Write down the procedure for doing something (1-3 hours)
  • Take a walk outside (30 mins)
  • Learn some advanced skill related to work (Excel, AutoCAD, Word etc.) (1-4 hours)
  • Upgrade old worksheets and clean any unused sheets or names (1-4 hours)
  • Meet people from other departments to know what they are on (20 mins)
  • Browse HBR for emotional intelligence and workplace productivity (Lunch break)
  • See any interesting examples of work (during low moods)
  • Request colleagues for consistency in the design calculations and presentation (when no work or deadline is no where near)
  • Take a print of a paper from a complex article or book and post it on my desk wall (When feeling lucky!)

In Home

  • Start working instead of washing clothes
  • Start working instead of cooking food
  • Cleaning room instead of working on an interesting idea or completing drawings
  • Watch movies instead of sticking to the computer
  • Walking instead of working for I was watching movies online
  • Fantasizing instead of working on concrete thoughts on requited love charm
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