Challenge 4: Quicksand

by baltringer

Humans procrastinate because it’s rewarding. We feel calmer when we push aside stressful work — even if it creates more stress for our future selves. Is it counterproductive? Yes. Weird? No. Humans are actually pretty bad at forecasting their future emotions. Instead of thinking long term, we operate best under short-term demands. That’s what Quicksand is for — an app that rewards small efforts with a timeline you can see.

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