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Why Working Hard is the Key to Leisure

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I am often percieved as overly driven and focused on work.  The truth is that my main purpose is to get the most benefit I can out of as little work as possible. When I am at the office is strive to make the most of it so that when I go home at night I can relax and not stress about what I did not accomplish. Get it done and let it go.

It is procrastinators who works too much. They put in long,  stressful hours avoiding work and then spend just as much time feeling bad about not getting anything done.

Here’s what the schedule of a procrastinator may look like:

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Show up late for work
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Hang around coffee machine and chat
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Go to office/cube and “get settled”
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Read/respond to emails
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Browse web
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Work
4:30 PM Go home early due to stressful day


Working with procrastinators can be frustrating but it is important to realize that they are victims of their own behavior. It may be tempting to judge them but most everyone struggles with procrastination from time to time. Can you honestly say you have never wasted a day doing little?

Often procrastinators are open to accepting help. You may ask them politely, “I’ve noticed you don’t seem as productive as usual. Is there anything I can do to help get focused again?”. Sometimes we just need someone to call us out to get us moving in the right direction again.

We need to police ourselves. By staying focused on the task at hand and getting it done we can then be free to relax and enjoy our leisure time.

Written by Tim ThinkAuthor

May 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm

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