This article ties in well with a previous article I shared about the excuse "I don't have time". Procrastination is so attractive because it's safe; if you don't ever try to get something done, you have zero chances of failing to get that thing done.
I also enjoy the word "specious". Although if I tried to use it in a sentence with my accent it would just sound like "spacious" and everyone would think I was dumb. – Calvin
If the last article was motivational for you, this one will bring you back down to Earth pretty fast. Key takeaway here: you have so much less time per week to actually get things done than you think you do. We are hilariously optimistic when it comes to estimating the amount of time it will take to accomplish a task, and apparently we don't know much about how many calendar days it will take to accomplish that task either.
Caveat: this app only has data from people that use the app, but to me that is even more convincing. If you're someone that cares enough about productivity to install a productivity tracking app, then you're probably a high-performing individual. And if performance-minded folks are only able to cobble together 12.5 hours of productive time per week (that's 2.5 hours a day) then that is shocking. – Calvin