|This is my time on procrastination. Any questions?|
"Procrastination involves the voluntary infliction of a burden (perhaps even pain) on our future self... harming [our] future self. ...Putting things off for the future self [to do] despite the burden (e.g., dirty dishes left in the sink to do later) clearly indicates a lack of concern for the future self."
|Yep. Control of your time really is in your hands.|
"If we can harness this ... identification with the fate of our future selves, we may not be so quick to ...procrastinate on the task at hand in favor of a future moment. Our empathy for future self will prevent us from making such as present-focused decision."
Trouble empathizing with that future you? Tappolet says you can learn to create empathy for Future You by paying attention to how you treat, and empathize with, other people and apply it to you:
"Remind[ing] ourselves that our future self is every bit as deserving as another human being of care."
And that's what turned me around and got me up instead of me slapping the ol' snooze button. My unwillingness to be a bastard to my future self. My unwillingness to burden her with the guilt and unmanageable workload that I could have lessened by taking care of shit NOW.
|Yeah, my future self isn't this creepy. Unless she's pissed at me for slacking off.|