Productive Procrastination

Stealing the title and a lot of other stuff from Austin Kleon because I truly resonate with this.

a page from steal like an artist

Info I'm about to share here all came from his newsletter and his post about productive procrastination


Clive Thompson quotes Saul Griffith

I gave up on trying to do exactly what I was meant to be doing in favor of always doing something. Frankly, I'm not sure we're designed to focus on only one thing for eight or ten hours in a row. I've always found that it's useful to have something else to be doing when you're too burnt out to face the next thing on your list. That way, flipping back and forth between the two projects prevents focus fatigue. 

Griffith makes sure that the side projects he's working on are geared towards helping him learn something new. Clive explains: 

The trick is to procrastinate with one of his learning projects - not by zoning out on Netflix. As [Griffith] writes: "The most important thing is to make sure your other project isn't 'browsing on Youtube' or 'catching up on Facebook'. Make it a project that forces you to learn, because you want to." 

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What are some projects you could work on while procrastinating? What do you think of this? 


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