Algunas citas tomadas de
The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the
art of doing it now
de Rita Emmett (New York: Walker & Company, 2000).
- "do the unpleasant tasks
first", p. 15.
- "focus on how you'll feel
when itīs finished", p. 15.
- "Try playing music or
listening to the radio while you work.", p. 16.
- "Call a friend and visit
by phone while you [...] do [...] routine chores", p. 16.
- "See if you can work
together with a family member or friend on a boring chore.", p. 16.
- "go to an office supply
store and see if there's some product or system that may solve your
problem", p. 17.
- "Make a list of rewards
you enjoy and match them up to jobs you've been putting off. Use small
rewards for small jobs, bigger rewards for bigger jobs.", p. 23.
- "set a deadline; cut down
on breaks", p. 27.
- "Buy a timer.", p.
- "write that list. As long
as everything is floating around in your head, you can't think
straight", p. 32.
- "Time-wasting games:
[...] Surfing the Web.
[...] Attending unnecessary
[...] Working aimlessly
[...] Trying to do too many things
[...] Saying yes when you should be
[...] Pushing yourself when you're
too tired to function well.
[...] Doing things that don't need
to be done (or that somebody else could do).
[...] Doing an excessive amount of
preparation.", p. 49.
- "Unstructured occupations
call for more target deadlines, more planning", p. 57.
- "You start at the real
deadline and work backward to the present, setting interim deadlines for
accomplishing part or all of your project.You "back-time"
it.", p. 130.