Procrastination Research Group Home Page. This web site provides access to information and research related to procrastination.
Although our site originates at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), it represents a compilation of information and research on procrastination from all over the world. Are you visiting our website for the first time? Here are some suggestions: BLOG - If you want to understand your own procrastination, visit my Don't Delay blog on Psychology Today - a very good source of concise summaries of the latest research along with helpful tips and strategies for change. PODCASTS - Ranked in the top 15 on iTunes for Self-Help. Sirois, F. & Pychyl, T.A. (2013). Abstract Procrastination is a common and pervasive problem associated with a range of negative outcomes across a variety of life domains that often occurs when people are faced with tasks that are seen as aversive. Beat procrastination with these helpful tips. If procrastination is a chronic issue for you (and I’m not judging; this blog post was scheduled to go up yesterday), rather than trying to beat procrastination, a smarter solution might be to learn to work with it.
Sometimes, the most effective technique is actually the least painful. If you’re procrastinating on a step in the midst of a long term project, join the club. DaVincis tend to get excited about things at the beginning, in the idea stage, and run out of steam during the long slog through the details and drudgery of implementation. In this case, the trick is to fall back in love with your project. Time Study Consulting » Blog Archive » How to Overcome Procrastination. Be inspired to overcome procrastination.
Now in beta, BuddyHive.com links random buddies to be accountable to each other as they achieve small tasks. Click above, write in a task, and we’ll find a buddy to support you on your way. Procrastination is the intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that should be done now. Procrastination is fostered by habit. So if you want to stop procrastinating, you will have to break old habits and develop new ones. Unpleasant tasks Unpleasant tasks rarely turn out to be as bad as you think.Complete these tasks first. Complex Projects Something looms ahead of you: starting a small business, getting a job, preparing the annual budget. Indecision People delay because they can’t make up their minds.Determine a time for making a decision and the criteria for making it.
Fear of failure (lack of self confidence) People don’t want to face the consequences of failure, so they delay. Lack of interest. How to stop. Pressure pressure pressure!
You can’t breathe, your thoughts are saturated with guilt and suddenly you realize, you were sitting for the last couple of hours and you haven’t accomplished anything! You started with great intentions.You want to do a lot of things and you can’t start the process because you think you have to learn something first. Or, you have to do something to get comfortable by finding the best place to sit (hmmm…should I buy a new chair?). And, how could I forget cleaning the room?!?! (It’s probably the only time that you clean your room, right?) Well, the good news is that it’s a known problem and almost everybody deals with it on a certain level.
The bad news is that you can be productive but only if you’ll fight for it! Like any good soldier preparing for a fight, you need your gear ready. Your first steps should be: #1 Organizing your tasks, prioritizing them and then breaking them into Micro tasks! #2 Gear up! #3 If you need to work, do it in “cave mode”! My Fav Procrastination Hack – 30-10. We all procrastinate — let’s admit it.
And if you’re like me, you’re always trying to find ways to stop the procrastinating. Here’s the trick that works best for me: Find something that you cannot make it through the day without. For me that’s email, reading my blogs on Google Reader, or posting to this blog.Set a timer for 30 minutes, and work for 30 minutes straight. Don’t stop until the timer goes off! Obviously, this only works if you stick to it, and that’s the trick. Here’s the key: resist all temptation to check email or your blogs (or whatever your reward activity is) until the 30 minutes comes up.
7 ways to move beyond procrastination. Almost everyone is held down by what some call “the silent killer”.
Procrastination strikes everywhere. We all want to avoid the pain or discomfort of doing something we feel is boring, stupid, pointless, hard, complicated, risky, possibly really emotionally painful and so on. But even though we know that we will have to do it eventually and that we’re just deluding ourselves we still put it of. Often with reasons we know deep down are weak and we really just made up. We get stuck in a vicious circle of doing too little of both what we want and what we don’t want.