Done is more fun than perfect

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Of course I know the official slogan is ‘done is better than perfect’. But let’s face it: if you’re a perfectionist, you prefer perfect. Perfect IS better no matter what practical people try to tell you. But… We might be willing to admit that perfect isn’t fun. There comes a point when our effort to make something perfect becomes a … Read More

Positive psychology against procrastination

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Oh, I’m excited! I’ve just read about new scientific proof that positive psychology works against procrastination. Or, to be more precise: elements of positive psychology can be really effective in dealing with procrastination. Tested on students who procrastinated on studying. Are you still with me? It’s good news, especially for people who doubt they’ll ever be able to deal with … Read More

Pair up with somebody who gets things done

Angela van SonBlog, Events, Feelings, Helpful Habits4 Comments

People who procrastinate tend to want to hide it. Many people are ashamed of their non-productive behaviour, and don’t want other people to know about it. Which is very understandable. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help. It might even make it worse. Nobody likes to hide in shame, so the feeling invites distracting activities. Like watching funny clips on Facebook. Or checking your e-mail … Read More

Self love against procrastination

Angela van SonFeelings, Helpful Habits, Positive Psychology6 Comments

“Underlying unmet needs are the motivators for the actions we take.” Tamara Laporte talks about shame and guilt, and how these emotions are harmful instead of helpful. She’s not talking about procrastination, but all procrastinators know something about shame and guilt. Usually more than they care for. Low self esteem is a well known contributor to procrastination. It makes people … Read More

Procrastination is (not) funny

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I put a wink in the title of my new workshop. I did.  And it made me WORRY. Luckily I had a deadline and I had to decide quickly. Otherwise, I could’ve spent hours making the decision. Revising it. Making it again. And revising it again. Decision making is my number 1 procrastination thing at the moment. I’m afraid to … Read More

Even procrastination coaches procrastinate

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Oh yes, we do. I guess that’s what makes us good at procrastination coaching. We know procrastination first hand. And second hand too 🙂 Making videos – take 1 My most desperate case of procrastination has been creating videos. It started well. I did two, inspired by a course on creating a blooming  business. Actually, the first one was just … Read More

I’m proud to be a coach

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The word coaching gets a lot of rolling eyeballs. And yawns. At network meetings people politely don’t sigh. “A coach? How interesting. I just met 5 other coaches.” The term coaching is used so broadly that you probably can get clip your toenails coaching these days. Yet, I’m proud to be a coach. I think I was in secondary school … Read More

I used to tell myself I didn’t care

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I’ve been working with procrastination for a few years now, but I keep making new discoveries. About procrastination, but also about me. I just had a Eureka moment. I’ve been fooling myself for a long time. Nice and dusty? I used to tell myself I don’t mind a dusty house. I was convinced it was true, until we hired a … Read More

Productivity tips for perceivers

Procrastination CoachBlog, Feelings, Planning for non planners3 Comments

If you’re getting desperate about your relationship with planning and to do lists, they just might not fit your personality type… Planning and to do lists do not suit everybody I just read an article that links productivity with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It explains how working in a structured way is great for people who have a preference for … Read More

Self care against procrastination

Procrastination CoachBlog, Feelings4 Comments

Lately I noticed all the productivity techniques in the world couldn’t help me. I just did NOT want to do what I had to do anymore. Not even the work I love (well, to be honest, except for coaching calls because I absolutely always like to coach). I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: listen to what your … Read More

Should you feel shame when you’re procrastinating?

Procrastination CoachBlog, Feelings, Positive Psychology6 Comments

One thing I’ve noticed since I started Procrastination Coach, is that everybody procrastinates. Some seldom, some often. Some have their lives devoured by it, for others it’s just a slight nuisance. But everybody knows what procrastination is, and has experienced it first hand. Feelings about procrastination I feel the need to stress this, because of the second thing I noticed: … Read More