In the Arena
In the Arena, "procrastinate" and "defer" sometimes sound like the same thing. To procrastinate, though, is to know what you need to do and to do anything else. A colleague once remarked that her oven is never so clean as when she's facing a manuscript deadline! In contrast, to defer is to make a conscious choice to postpone action on something for one of two reasons: (1) The project depends on something else that is not yet complete; or (2) The project is not a priority compared to the other things competing for your time. If the commitments and challenges are big enough, you will need to defer some of the work, which makes the questions: When should you defer? Is procrastination a sign of a project's importance or a signal to defer?
Bonus if you're in the Arena App: To defer a project, just drag it back to "Unscheduled" and free up the mental space to focus on today's priorities.
About Thrivner Software
The Arena App: Daily Planner, developed by Thrivner Software, helps everyone achieve the outcomes they want to see in the world. Visual prioritization and action enhances your ability to do what matters, which is our contribution to a world in
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