Why don’t you procrastinate a bit and read Jonathan Malesic’s take on procrastination at the New Republic. He argues that we procrastinators aren’t avoiding work for fear of failure or out of laziness, but as a self-preservation mechanism—a way to preserve our sanity in a work society that demands production 24/7.
Jonathan Malesic via New Republic:
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As the labor force shrinks but the amount of work that (supposedly) needs doing remains the same, work is compressing to occupy more of the time and space of a smaller number of workers. A typical worker may only spend eight hours at the office, but because so much of her work is as portable as her brain (and tablet), she can give attention to it at any time or place: while riding on wifi-enabled public transit, on the couch just before bed, or in the bathroom.
Furthermore, as postindustrial work becomes more abstract, the link between productivity and reward grows more tenuous.