• corvi@lemm.ee
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        7 months ago

        Ok that was actually a really interesting article, and at least anecdotally, explains a lot of my own experiences. Procrastination as an emotional regulation problem, rather than self control, makes a lot of sense.

        I like the idea of method acting as a way to start on things.

  • fracture [he/him] @beehaw.org
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    7 months ago

    really good piece. one bit in particular that made me think:

    Dr. Hershfield’s research has shown that, on a neural level, we perceive our “future selves” more like strangers than as parts of ourselves. When we procrastinate, parts of our brains actually think that the tasks we’re putting off — and the accompanying negative feelings that await us on the other side — are somebody else’s problem.

    there’s a legendary reddit post from back in the day which advocates for treating your past self and future self like your best friends. i always felt like it was one of the best pieces of advice i’ve ever gotten

    so i’m wondering if that’s why, if it counteracts that bias in our brain that thinks of our future selves as separate people

    anyways, i’d recommend it. it’s worth having a past self you know tried their best and a future self that you’re ride or die for

  • mrunicornman@lemmy.world
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    7 months ago

    Dr. Hershfield’s research has shown that, on a neural level, we perceive our “future selves” more like strangers than as parts of ourselves. When we procrastinate, parts of our brains actually think that the tasks we’re putting off — and the accompanying negative feelings that await us on the other side — are somebody else’s problem.

    Another attack on our minds engineered by criminal mastermind Tom Scott!