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How to avoid ‘precrastination’

  • Ask yourself if a task can benefit from added time. Those that require creativity, thoughtfulness, or emotion will need a slower response.
  • Identify the tasks you can rush through.
  • Keep a calendar and to-do list. Externalizing what's cluttering your mind will leave you with energy to channel elsewhere.

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Precrastination is described as rushing to complete a subgoal so you can tick it off your to-do list at the expense of extra effort. As a result, you will need more effort later to complete the overall goal.

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