Getting back to work

Saturday 5 February 2005

Mark Wieczorek writes up his thoughts on Getting Back to Work:

A lot has been written on the subject of procrastination, but I wanted to collect here my current thoughts on the discipline required to get back to the grindstone.

Much of what he says has been said before. The thing that caught my eye was his clever idea of setting your browser home page to a Get back to work reminder page, so that every time you fire up the browser, it gently nudges you back on the path of productivity. I know wandering onto the information super-highway is a prime way that my day becomes productivity road kill (was the metaphor too much?).

I’m going to try his home page idea and see if it: (a) helps me stay focused, or (b) drives me crazy with its incessant nagging.

Also, the article was ran on Kuroshin, where it collected a completely different tenor of comment!

Comments

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Paul Moore 6:24 AM on 7 Feb 2005

Interesting. I wonder how much of a distraction my habit of having gmail as my home page is...?

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Lee Davis 5:04 AM on 9 Feb 2005

I recommend this as the background image for your desktop.

http://www.despair.com/gettowork.html

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