How to tame your procrastination monster

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 to be so energetic or aggressive that they are destructive and control your life. Yet, because it’s also not natural for them to live indoors and to be a part ...
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I’ll do anything to avoid planning

This week I have public accountability going on with a lovely visitor of my Facebook page. We were talking about how difficult it can be to keep the focus, and how planning helps. But that it can be SO difficult to keep to your planning. So we agreed to observe ourselves, to find out what was going on at the moments we digressed from our planning... In case of drowning: plan! What I liked tabout the plan, is that it would help me plan more. I work freestyle as much as ...
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Irritate yourself into productivity

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 anything that attacks your feeling of self worth. That's a no go. Think about an outside thing that really irritates you? For me it's music I don't like. That winds ...
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Discover when you procrastinate, and why

Create a procrastination jar (or box, or piggy bank, something that looks nice). Every time you procrastinate, you write down the reason for it as soon as you realise it. Add the time, and the activity you should be working on. Put the piece of paper in the jar. After a week, sit down and look at your notes. Can you discern a pattern? Maybe the time of day, or specific activities. Analyse what you see, and get ready for week 2. In week 2 you do the same, but ...
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