Choosing to be distracted

So I wake up and tell myself, “Okay, you’ve got an entire day for yourself today. What should you do?” and a hundred things come to my mind but none have been accomplished so far. What the heck self? It’s like, I impose something for myself, decide to do it, and end up procrastinating. As if I’m choosing to be distracted. Again, WHAT. THE. HECK.

I got online and found this article which totally explains everything.

“…How we labor at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary,” Nietzsche wrote, is because “it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.”

…But watch out for the inner urge toward distraction, and when it arises, don’t beat yourself up, or try to squelch it. Just sit with it, breathe, and let it dissipate. Remember, too, that you don’t need to “feel motivated” in order to do important work. Instead, let yourself feel like you’d rather be doing something else, and at the same time, do the work: Open the laptop, make the phone call, type another sentence…

This is like the most suitable advice for me. Like I said before, procrastinate procrastination.

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