MEMO

Issue #258

Procrastination triggers: eight reasons why you procrastinate

Productivity systems often focus on how to do the work. However, it is crucial to understand why we are struggling to do the work in the first place. Often, our procrastination triggers are emotional rather than rational, which makes it hard to analyse them in an objective way. Learning about the most common triggers can help in identifying and mitigating them.

The mental benefits of being terrible at something

And what happens to your brain when you finally nail it.

The power of anti-goals

How can you be more productive? That’s tough to answer. But, if you invert that into: “What are things that make me NOT productive and how do I avoid it?” Suddenly, it becomes easier to answer.

List of common misconceptions

This is a list of common misconceptions. Each entry is worded as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. These entries are concise summaries of the main subject articles, which can be consulted for more detail.

How journaling puts leadership in action

This article can help you get started with journaling, I am glad you found your way here. Welcome! I’ll share with you my own vast experience with different journaling variants and techniques, as well as some science and meta-level views.


Bonus

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Go deeper on Better Human.

Self-reflection

A short overview of my prefered self-reflection framework.

Strategies that helped me to procrastinate less

If you struggle with procrastination, I might help you improve your current situation.

How to keep your digital self safe

A short and actionable guide on how to stay safe online.

Fear setting

Understanding your fear helps you make difficult choices, which can lead to happiness and peace.

Mindfulness

Another idea if meditation does not work for you.


Ask me anything

I would love to write about topics you all are interested in. If there is a topic you would love to see covered, you can add it to the thread on Better Human.