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  1. Procrastination is a subject that has been a lot on my mind during the last years. I’ve been struggling a lot with finishing my PhD (even though in the past months I’ve been able to work more). I found this article particularly interesting because recently I came to a similar conclusion. I’ve always regarded procrastination and all the associated pain as something bad, that I needed to eliminate. A healthier version of me would be able to work on my thesis consistently, and without so much pain and resistance. Until it hit me. My brain and body are producing all this pain and resistance for some reason. There must be some wisdom in this.
    And, of course, there is. Part of it is fear of failure. But part of it is my brain screaming: “What have you gotten in to?? Danger. Wrong path, wrong path!”
    I’m in the wrong path, and that’s why it hurts so much. I’m finishing it, though. But I’ll change course next…
    Thanks for this well written article. I’m looking forward to more posts! :)

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