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«This was a problem long before the pandemic, when people were habitually checking email 74 times a day and switching tasks every 10 minutes.»
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«“Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem,” said Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology and member of the Procrastination Research Group at Carleton University in Ottawa.»
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