Moving From "Procrastinator" To "Producer"

Story

The words you chose to label yourself as have a profound effect. People who call themselves "procrastinators" have a more difficult time avoiding procrastination behavior. In fact, even if you are productive, you'll start to sabotage yourself!Psychologists call this concept "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when you believe one thing and experience another. So how do you become a "producer?" Read more

Excuses: A Procrastinators' Best Friend

Advice

Procrastinators are great at coming up with rationalizations, lies, and excuses. "I'm too busy," they will say. "I'll get it done tomorrow." "I can't do it today. My feet hurt!" Whatever silly excuse a procrastinator comes up with, just ignore it and consider it a cry for procrastination help. And if you are dishing out these excuses - please. Stop lying, and stop making excuses. There are a couple ways to do this. Read more

To-Do Lists: When They Work, When They Don't.

Advice

The problem with to-do lists? We ignore them. In fact, we're so good at ignoring to-do lists, an entire industry of "getting things done" has cropped up in response to this need. The idea of a to-do list is simple. Keep track of what needs to get done. But it's so tempting to ignore to-do lists, because they include everything we DON'T want to do. Inherently, they are the most awful list in the world. So how can we fix this? Read more

Anatomy of a Nervous Procrastinator

Psychology

The nervous procrastinator. Always skiddish about work, never satisfied with what he's produced. Stress, anxiety, fear, and feeling overwhelmed are common feelings for this kind of procrastinator. Read more