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Rethinking Procrastination: Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All?

Rethinking Procrastination: Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All? by Kerri Richardson. Photograph of journal on table by Bookblock 11
Photograph courtesy of Bookblock 11

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

A surprising take on procrastination — how to use it, not be used by it — and clear up the mind-clutter in the process

Writing a second book should be much easier than writing your first, right? After all, you know what it takes so it should be a breeze. Oh, how I wish that was the case for me, but alas it was just the opposite.

Back in 2017 when I wrote What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You, it came out surprisingly easy. In fact, I wrote the entire thing in about eight weeks. Granted it’s a relatively short book, but putting it together was quick and, dare I say, fun.

Fast forward to the end of 2019 when the deadline for was racing toward me like a freight train. I tried all the tricks:

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