Category Archives: Psychology

Structured procrastination!

Finally, a coherent explanation of why I’ve always avoided doing the most important things on my todo list.  This is why I did well with 19 class hours in my first semester at college (Fall 1984) and watched MTV all day while taking 12 hours of classes in my second semester (Spring 1985): in the second semester, the few things I had to do were all The Most Important Things, and therefore to be avoided.  In my first semester I could always avoid working on The Most Important Things by futzing around with stuff from another class whose deadlines weren’t as urgent.