I am trying a new thing. Wherein, instead of doing my work slowly, with twitter breaks that last as long as the period of work I’ve just completed, and then feeling bad about my slow and procrastinatory ways, I allow for my work days to go like this. I work for a time—usually with a timer running, because I still need that to keep me on track—and then I dick around on the internet. And I wonder, what will happen if I don’t make myself feel bad about it?
It will take me longer, yes, but I won’t be putting in, cumulatively, more time. I will still write, I will still grade my students essays. (That’s what I’m doing right now. Or that’s what I’m on a break from.) I work like this anyway, but I make myself feel bad about it, but I still get the work done. What happens if I lean into the skid of distraction and procrastination?