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.

Helpful Web Sites and Videos

This section is for posting links to helpful Web sites and videos about overcoming procrastination (third-party reviews, not self-promotion).

Structured Procrastination - (good article!)

This is a really good article with a helpful idea. Take a look!

http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-ProcrastinateStill/93959

ThinkTQ

Two years ago, I purchased the entire CD collection from http://thinkTQ.com, hoping that I could find some way to make a change from procrastinating, to making a real difference in my life. Maybe if I had started working on it then, I wouldn't be where I am now, but yeah, here I am.

Self-doubt

I haveq been exploring the squalor survivor's site and came across this great letter of dismissal written to Self-Doubt. Made me think of a swathe of letters I might write, especially to my Demand Resister.

http://www.squalorsurvivors.com/overcoming/yourself/goals.shtml

 

Hourglass

I have a real aversion to anything that pings or rings or beeps and wondered whether anyone had come across an hour glass or in this case a half hour glass (the kind that are sometimes used as egg timers) where you see the sand dribbling from the top glass section to the bottom. I feel that a visual time measure like this would reall help.

HoursTracker App

I don't know if anyone else has found this, but there's an app called HoursTracker. it's very simple to use. You create your own categories of activity and when you switch activities, you click on the new activity. At the end of the day (or week, or month), HoursTracker can calculate how much time you spent on each activity.

 I don't use it constantly, but once in a while when I need to get back on track, I'll make myself do it for 48 hours until I'm more conscious of how I'm using my time. 

When motivation is a problem...

I talked about it in my own introduction post, but those get snowed under easily I noticed, so I wanted to share this with everyone.

For me, procrastination is partly because of a lack of motivation. Not that I do not like what I am doing (work, study,...) or something, but more that I can not find that little push inside to give me the energy.

In search of motivational and inspirational videos on youtube, I came along this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fsm-QbN9r8 

Narcissistic parents and relation to procrastination

I came across this Psychology Today article and it applies to me for sure. Though my mother has shown love in her own way and means well ... still a major lack of empathy there due to severe denial and possibly delusion. The path to hell is paved with good intentions in my family of origin.

Worrier? Guilt? Don't worship your emotions - Awesome article.

I'm a 37 year old programmer.  Procrastinator for as long as I can remember.  All D's in first year of high school, because I literally handed in not one homework assignment. 

I've been searching for an answer to my chronic procrastination for a long time.... 7 years or so. I found some great articles during my search but the one I'm about to post really unlocked a door for me.  It has some advice I hadn't read anywhere else in hundreds of articles online.

I hope someone gets as much out of it as I did.

Self-Handicapping and Procrastination

Really interesting article in Psychology Today:

Delay as a Self-handicapping Strategy: I Can Protect My Self-image by Procrastinating?

The basic idea is that we don't want to know the true limits of our capabilities, so we procrastinate so we have an excuse in case we fail.

 

"Microbursts" by Cheryl Miller

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"Microbursts" from the Cheryl Miller healthy living website.

Awesome.  NOT  A   BOOK !!

Just a short article -- a  few paragraphs to read online ... and change your outlook.

It's not on her main site anymore, but here's a cached copy:

http://tinyurl.com/yr2ne4

It's a few paragraphs of writing that have really HELPED me.

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