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

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

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

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

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

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