Take a very mundane example: You are running late for a meeting, you are at the barriers leaving a train station waiting to present your ticket and the person in front of you is on the phone, coffee in hand attempting to fish their ticket out of their back pocket and taking some time to do this, do you feel like being a nice person in this moment?
For me procrastination isn’t really about achieving nothing – Procrastination is about me not getting around to the boring important bits. Today I’m self-employed and work largely from home and have been worried about the looming possibility of having a boring important job that I never get done – I’ve waited nearly a year, this has not happened. Why?
…focus isn’t just a lost art of 13 year olds – we are just as bad – our phones and tablets rule us just as much – leading us along the dark path of procrastination and stealing our focus