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Is it procrastination? If you're consciously deciding to give the e-mail some thinking time (rather than just putting it off - explained below), I don't think so. Putting something on the back burner while you "let the idea stew" is a legitimate approach to creativity and decision-making - as long as you give it a bit of active thinking before it does go ...


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What I do with these 'big choices' (choosing a job, a house etc) is use the MoSCoW methodology. Quoting from the Wikipedia article, you define what the important/less important/unimportant aspects of your choice are: M - MUST: Describes a requirement that must be satisfied in the final solution for the solution to be considered a success. S - ...


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Planning ahead of time (at least a high-level picture) is a good way to be ready for on-the-spot decisions. It also makes it easier to make a good decision from multiple choices. Of course, this is not always possible, so then it's good to ask yourself what do you want to accomplish with the choice. Also narrow down the choices to the most practical ...


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All procrastination isn't bad - sometimes putting something "on the back burner" to let your unconscious mind work on it is the most productive thing you can do. And especially communication that may "rock the boat" is a good category to let sit for a little while. You may find that the issue is not as urgent as you originally felt, or on rereading a draft ...



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