I have a problem with mechanical, habitual, semiconscious web browsing that I want to break. I recognize a lot of my spare time goes down the drain like this that could be otherwise spent on stuff I really want to do (just not right now, cause right now I really “want” to watch this youtube video!)
I’ve thought a great deal about this, and something came to mind.
There will never be an end to procrastination. There will never be a conclusion. Never a satisfying summation. No finish line and no reward. Always one must wrench themselves away and deal with that feeling of having left something undone. A video half-watched. An article half-skimmed.
“A few more minutes” is a time machine, hurtling forward. Never will one be without reason to slack off. Rarely does getting to work feel satisfying in itself, like taking the right medicine.
Both are crucial.