Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Filler...Why You Procrastinate

There are lots of reasons why you might procrastinate, but I'll provide you with these two things to help you procrastinate even more on this fine Friday morning. When you're finished watching and reading, you might have discovered something really interesting about yourself - and human nature in general.

Article: How Pressure and Stress Are Affecting Your Performance

Video: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! Loved it and I'm tweeting it now.


  2. Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow.

  3. What if tommorrow I put things off until the day after the day after tomorrow's tomorrow, if I get around to it?

  4. I just finished reading the article. It seems to be saying I might actually be more creative when I have multiple projects going. I think that has been true in my case.

    In other news, the Mark Morris ballet I went to yesterday was exquis. These sheer panels would come down every once in awhile to divide the dancers and make them look like they were dancing in the fog or make the stage seem really really deep.

  5. It takes all of my will power not to click the next button after reading the first page. But I must be strong. I...must...procrastinate in other..ways.

  6. "Cortisol, however, is different. It is released into the body only when the brain perceives distress, – that is, a situation that’s out of control, or beyond one’s ability to cope. Cortisol, not adrenaline, causes that pit-of-your-stomach anxious feeling when you know you’re in trouble. Though it serves to concentrate brain function on the here-and-now, its presence is negatively correlated with peak performance. If adrenaline is the “here we go” trigger, cortisol is the “uh-oh” trigger."

    Ahhhhh. That explains a few things for me. Thank you very much for the uplifting video and informative link, Michelle!


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