I am a procrastinator. I can’t help it, it seems. I try and try… I read Zen Habits regularly and attentively, I try to integrate interesting suggestions, to change my patterns and my behaviors, and still I twiddle around doing meaningless things while the big stuff stares at me balefully, and then in a flurry of frantic productivity I hit it out of the park.
I worry that it’s a system doomed to failure, so I try anew.
My latest attempt at productivity management is to use Remember The Milk integrated into my Gmail account. Because, see, one of my big procrastination tactics is to check my email “just one more time” to see if anything interesting has come in. Now when I do that, I see my email, sure, but I also see my to-do list. Right there. In the sidebar. Balefully staring.
Maybe it’ll help. Maybe it won’t. Either way, I should be doing something else right now, I’m sure of it…