Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Positive procrastination, part of Time Management Tips.
- Take a moment and open up your calendar…and look at the activities…that you've scheduled for yourself.…I'm not talking about meetings with other people.…Just you, by yourself, working on a project of some kind.…How many of those activities are scheduled…further than 90 days into the future?…In my experience, most people aren't scheduling…things to work on that far in advance.…In fact, most people have a very short term perspective.…They're looking at only what can be done…in the next week or two weeks.…
The result of this perspective is a calendar…that's just crammed full of activities,…which is dangerous place to be in the 21st century world,…in which we're going to be interrupted.…You want to leave plenty of space in your calendar…and one way to do that is through positive procrastination.…I actually encourage people to not stop procrastinating,…but just get better at it.…Now, what do I mean by positive procrastination?…Negative procrastination, of course,…we're all familiar with that,…that's just pushing things off indefinitely…
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- Reducing interruptions
- Dealing with feeling overwhelmed
- Responding to quick questions
- Making the most of meetings
- Following up
- Implementing a closed door, open calendar policy
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