What is a slacktivity?
verb; Busy or vigorous action or movement that makes no progress, but gives a false sense of self satisfaction
Ok, so I made it up! But it’s a great word that we all can identify with and we need to eliminate them from our lives! It’s the illusion of being busy. Sometimes we do things that look like ‘important’ work, things that might fool our co-workers into thinking we’re busy doing great things. And too easily we end up fooling ourselves into feeling productive, when in reality it has nothing to do with the work we need to accomplish.
Too many of us find ourselves faced with piles of daunting work, difficult tasks we know we need to get to and instead of focusing, we distract ourselves with minute things just to waste a little time and ‘look’ productive.
When you feel like procrastinating from your ‘real’ work, check in with yourself. Admit it! None of us are immune to slacktivies. We all do it. But there are a few things you can do to avoid them.
You have to eliminate slacktivites from your life! Focus on what you really need to do and get started now. Stop jeopardizing your productivity with ‘active’ tasks that are not important. Just Start. You will thank your future self for it later!
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