Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.
How and why check-ins work...
Checking in (or "book-ending") means doing this:
- Post a message committing to do a specific task during a specified period of time.
- At the end of that period of time, post a message reporting on what you did.
This sounds simple-minded, but it's a surprisingly effective tool. It works for several reasons:
- It makes you accountable.
- It provides social support. People can cheer you on when you succeed, or encourage you try again when you don't. Plus it ameliorates the sense of loneliness and isolation that people can feel doing certain tasks, making them easier to do.