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My thoughts on procrastination and activation by fire. "Prompts affect thought" yes, but the context was social.

I wouldn't give a rat's ass when faced with a disconnected prompt forcing me to acknownledge the fact that I was browsing funny cat videos for the last two hours. Maybe that little "see, you're doing it again!" bump works for someone, but not for me. If those activities were to be made public. Well, that would probably have a totally different effect on me. After all, who want's to be seen as lazy?

  * Fear of letting others know that I was actually doing: nothing.
  * The feeling when receiving recognition from things accomplished.
Peer pressure + x would be my recipe. I'd like to know x, though. Maybe build an app that somehow connects what you /really/ did, every day, to your social circles. Be it online or wherever. Let the other's light a fire under your tail :)

-pro. c.




I was thinking about why I'm here, reading this "was it not for the content", overly-long and boring thread:

I gain something from these posts, as these are experiences of real people. Why is any procrastinator here, reading, rather than doing something that should be done? Why do certain news titles or content seem more interesting than others. I skimmed some titles and noticed that some words grabbed my attention more than others. Thinking on these words let me remember exciting things that I had done before. They have a strong (emotional) fingerprint in my memory. But then again, why did I do those things in the first place? Maybe they were brought out in a setting that already made me feel good, and thus there was no friction sliding in to the work that, in turn, left me with the memory.

Could these prehaps be combined to something resembling self-triggered strong drive to accomplish a task?

I don't know. Maybe this is stupid and obvious, but I though to share, maybe it'll spark something.




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