Kicking Procrastination by Disconnecting
A study found that 47% of people’s time online is spent procrastinating.
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Tim Pychyl is the author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, a concise guide on how to beat procrastination.
In one study, he found that 47% of people’s time online is spent procrastinating, which Pychyl calls a “conservative estimate” since that study was conducted before social networks like Facebook and Twitter became popular.
How can we beat this?
To stay really connected to our goal pursuit, we need to disconnect from potential distractions like social-networking tools.
This means that we should not have Facebook, Twitter, email, or whatever your favorite suite of tools is running in the background on your computer or smartphone while you are working. Shut them off.
Disconnect from the Internet when you have to get something done.
That might sound harsh, but according to Tim, “if you are committed to reducing your procrastination, this is something you really need to do.”