Stop Procrastinating Now

We all procrastinate. No one can possibly do everything at once. I saw this video the other day about how to manage a tendency to procrastinate. I just used the tactic to stop myself cold.

See what I’m talking about here: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/04/how-to-break-the-procrastination-habit/256199/

Do you have any techniques you find useful?

-Ryan

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2 thoughts on “Stop Procrastinating Now”

  1. For me, the best way to thwart myself in procrastination is to do as much of the planning in advance as possible. That way I can’t use lining my ducks up as a reason not to start. For me it’s the starting I tend to push off as opposed to continuing work on a project. I love the basic behavior modification he offers, very smart.

    1. Thank you Ciara! I couldn’t agree more. I think you have a good point though, planning out what needs to be done and creating tasks lists is a great way to address the problem. A great book I’ve come across in my reading on the topic is called “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity” by David Allen. Lisa and I would suggest you borrow it from your local library. If you prefer an electronic version it appears you can find a free PDF here: http://transhumanism-russia.ru/documents/books/gtd/Getting_Things_Done_-_The_Art_Of_Stress-Free_Productivity.pdf

      Thank you for commenting. I added your site to my follow list.

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