Designer, productivity blogger and creator of the nifty Compact Calendar David Seah has diagnosed himself with Type 2 Procrastination, a motivational disease in which "inspiration does not lead to action". He cured it by examining what things, and which people, energised him.
Photo by Rennett Stowe.
Seah isn't making light of either form of procrastination — in fact, he considers himself a likely candidate for Type 2 — but using them as a framework for two sources of a lack of, for lack of a better term, drive. In Type 1, you might just lack inspiration entirely. Type 2 is something that comes on slowly, but can be beaten back with good habits of the productive kind.
Here's how Seah breaks down his "treatment":
- I found people that were like me in some way.
- I found ways to express myself with those people.
- I refined my understanding of what I was doing.
- I picked the new understanding over the old.
- Realize you are in a loop
- Break away, and ether build or find what is yours.
Read the whole post for a better understanding of what Seah saw as his specific problems, and how finding like-minded people helped him overcome it. For a wealth of other kick-in-the-pants ideas, peruse our top 10 motivation boosters and procrastination killers.
My Type 2 Procrastination [David Seah]