Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco (via The 5 Types of Work That Fill Your Day)

Reduce Your Level of Insecurity Work

“Insecurity Work” is the

stuff that we do that (1) has no intended outcome, (2) does not move the ball forward in any way, and (3) is quick enough that you can do it multiple times a day without realizing – but, nonetheless, puts us at ease.

Do real work instead.