Parable of the donuts, or, How to stop procrastinating

This is a story of how to finish a box of donuts, or, how to stop procrastinating by breaking things up into little pieces.

What breaking up the problem has done is allowed you to overcome the activation energy of actual starting, and starting is the hardest part.

This is why Pomodoros are such a wonderful tool. Briefly, a Pomodoro is an uninterrupted 25 minute period of work followed by a short break. The idea of the Pomodoro Technique is that by not working for long stretches at a time you can work for longer and more effectively. What it forces you to do is to break things up into pieces — you have to split activities into small time periods and this makes them easier to begin.

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