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+The Procrastinator's Timeclock is a simple application designed to help easily-
+distracted people remain focused on getting a certain amount of work done per
+day while remaining flexible enough to adapt to changes in motivation, mood,
+and external stresses.
+It does this by working to counter several key contributors to procrastination:
+1. You never intend to waste your entire day/week/etc. on distractions.
+ Having an easy-to-use timeclock helps you to see how quickly your little
+ distractions are adding up.
+2. Willpower has nothing to do with will. According to researchers, self-control
+ depends on the ability to distract oneself from undesirable influences...
+ something the timeclock helps with whenever you check how much time is left.
+3. Sometimes, people procrastinate as a way of avoiding "going on the clock".
+ The timeclock helps you to get used to the idea that, even if you're just
+ trying to finish a book before bedtime, you're always on the clock.
+However, as with any solution, discouragement is always a risk. Please keep the
+following in mind while using the timeclock:
+- Initially, you will probably fall short of your goals. I recommend budgeting
+ six hours and expecting to initially average about four hours of productivity
+ per day. (This assumes a schedule which allots eight hours including breaks)
+- "Work before pleasure" is ideal, but it's much more likely that you'll start
+ out spending all your leisure and daily routine time before you start working.
+ Don't let this discourage you. Once you get used to having a guaranteed
+ minimum amount of leisure time, it'll become easier to motivate yourself to
+ work first and relax afterward.

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