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Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination - Scientific American

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"The discovery of pre-crastination may suggest a way to counter the ills of procrastination. Break larger tasks into smaller ones. Such smaller tasks, when completed, will promote a sense of accomplishment, will bring one closer to the final goal, and, via trial-and-error learning, may support the discovery of even more adaptive or innovative ways of behaving."

Actually, before you break larger tasks into smaller ones, prioritize the large tasks.

This is where procrastination gets something right: put off whatever large tasks you can.

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