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How to Procrastinate Productively

Aug 26, 2016 | 8 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Procrastination is a habit; it happens mindlessly and unwittingly. However, breaks are necessary when moving through life—so, what’s the best way to waste time? The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to interview people about their procrastination habits. In this video, she explains a technique called “simplified habit reversal,” which is a therapy that can help replace mindless procrastination habits with something more productive.

Authors: Olga Khazan, Jeremy Raff

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Exploring the psychology behind everyday human habits and emotions