How to tame your procrastination monster

Angela van SonBlog, Positive Psychology, Productive Thinking, Productivity experiments3 Comments

The next Get it Done Week, starting September 7th, is called “Tame your procrastination monster”. I wondered what would happen if you apply the wisdom of taming dogs to procrastination. Here’s the result, with thanks to http://www.wikihow.com/Tame-a-Dog. There’s some serious wisdom in there. It’s natural and healthy for procrastination monsters to be energetic and alert. It’s not natural for them … Read More

Procrastination is (not) a habit

Angela van SonBlog, Events, Helpful Habits, Productivity experiments3 Comments

Often when you read about procrastination, the writer will say it’s a habit. I tend to disagree. I believe the tendency to procrastinate is (partly) innate.  The part of  giving in to the tendency, THAT’s the habit. Procrastination often functions as a flight mechanism. It takes us away from things we don’t like or things we (unknowingly) fear. An unpleasant task lights up the same part … Read More

My most boring tip against procrastination

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Are you ready for the most boring anti-procrastination tip I can give? Here it comes…. Get enough sleep! It won’t help against ALL forms of procrastination. But it helps against the type of procrastination when both your body and your mind tell you they want you to take it easy. This type of procrastination is often disguised as task aversiveness: not wanting … Read More

Irritate yourself into productivity

Angela van SonBlog, Planning for non planners, Productive Thinking, Productivity experimentsLeave a Comment

Most days I prefer a gentle approach to procrastination. Going to the core of what’s goin on, and taking it from there. But some days I just want action and progress, without too much thinking. When you notice it’s one of those days, you may want to try this technique. Irritating yourself into productivity. I don’t mean by beating yourself up or … Read More

Eat the frog

Procrastination CoachBlog, Favorite Tools, Productivity experiments10 Comments

I’m having loads of fun with my new Facebook group, called htts://www.facebook.com/groups/productivityexperiments/  I started the group because each time I saw an interesting method, my response was the same: interesting, I should try that out one time. But I never did… So now the group is experimenting with a classic called Eat the frog. It comes down to identifying the thing … Read More