Sophisticated Procrastination. And, How to avoid it?
Playing around the Game and not the actual game is another form of procrastination
Sophisticated Procrastination is hiding the procrastination by doing the things around the work but not exactly doing the actual work. Thus getting a sense of false fulfillment by doing them.
The Meta Game.
Sophisticated Procrastination involves in focusing on the Meta Game (the game about the game) but not on the actual game.
Why do you do it?
You want to avoid the guilty feeling of procrastination. And you get a sense of (false) fulfillment by doing this. Sophisticated procrastination creates the feeling that you’re working on the task while you’re not. The apparency is deceiving here.
Sharpen your axes, but sharpening them is not the job. It is not even part of the job.
That’s the crux.→ Read the Extended Article Here.