Back again with something very useful. "Never put off today what you can put off till tomorrow" is advice which has always appealed to me. The really important stuff, I mean. But the trivial and inconsequential things I like to do as a matter of urgency.
I have already used up quite a number of words to describe this behaviour, but this evening I discovered a single lapidary word for it: precrastination. Admittedly it is a new word, invented by some psychologists, but it is worth its weight in gold at MercatorNet. It means, they say, "the hastening of subgoal completion, even at the expense of extra physical effort".
From now on, when I immerse myself in subgoal completion from 9am to about 4pm, I won't have to feel ashamed of it. I will not be fluffing around, wasting my time or inverting priorities. I will be precrastinating. Perhaps we can start a movement.