Personally I find it difficult to deal with the barrage of daily emails which ping with, sometimes, monotonous regularity. And the ability to archive is a skill which I desperately need to develop. Sometimes, I wonder how we got on before the invention of email when the main way to communicate was a telephone call, a letter or facsimile to outsiders.
Can procrastination ever be positive? There are certain circumstances when it is "acceptable" - even wise - to procrastinate! But we first need to think of this behavior in terms of the neutral definition of deferring or delaying action in the list above. We can then ascribe a positive attribute to it, depending on the situation.
You welcomed your smartphone into your life for its life-altering potential. But has it become a Trojan horse, something initially welcome but troublesome in retrospect? Your smartphone won't be unleashing Greek soldiers while you sleep, of course. But maybe it's become a tool for procrastination and distraction.
With the summer fast approaching, the Olympics and Jubilee season upon us, the web-savvy amongst us are turning to 'self-tracking' to get the most out of our time. The new trend of using apps, gizmos and lifehacks is a lot more than just being techy though: it's giving people the ideas for working smarter.