• Who am I?

    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.


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  • Minimize Commitments, but Still Fail

    Posted by Qrystal on August 6, 2008 at 14:58.
    Category: Concepts. Tags: fail, procrastination.

    Procrastinators often follow exactly the wrong tack. They try to minimize their commitments, assuming that if they have only a few things to do, they will quit procrastinating and get them done. But this goes contrary to the basic nature of the procrastinator…

    I’m suspecting that this is part of my problem:  I have minimized my to-do list to the point where everything on it is *really* important.  Maybe phil.gs is right, and I need to try some Structured Procrastination in order to get past the block.  Thanks, dude.

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