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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Too many windows open April 19, 2006 11:39 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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As I go about my daily tasks, I come across cool articles, websites, etc and open them in a new Firefox tab or a new Firefox window with intent to blog about them later. I currently have 17 windows open with an average of 5 tabs each. This Firefox window has 21 tabs open. I think it is high time to do some blogging BUT today is Wednesday! And we all know that Wednesdays are a Lost cause.

It’s seems rather appropriate that the first tab I choose to post then close would be from the Student Academic Services Study Skills Library on Procrastination.

Procrastination is a complex psychological behavior that affects everyone to some degree or another. With some it can be a minor problem; with others it is a source of considerable stress and anxiety. Procrastination is only remotely related to time management, (procrastinators often know exactly what they should be doing, even if they cannot do it), which is why very detailed schedules usually are no help.

Other characteristics:

Four complex reasons for procrastination:

  1. Perfectionism
  2. Anger/Hostility
  3. Low Frustration Tolerance
  4. Self-Downing

Read more at the site and with this downloadable document.

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