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.

Consistently applying effective procrastination solutions

I find that there are several approaches to procrastination that usually work pretty well for me, depending on why I'm procrastinating. If it's because I feel I "should" do something and I'm rebelling against that, I remind myself that I'm choosing to do it, that I want to do it. If the thing feels overwhelming or anxiety-provoking, I identify the very next physical action (a la David Allen & Getting Things Done) or set the timer for some short period of time to work on it (e.g., 1 min, 5 mins, 15 mins).

Problem: Even though these strategies work more often than not, I often don't remember them (even though they're posted on a piece of paper taped to my computer) or won't do them when I do remember them. Any suggestions about getting yourself to do what works?


how about...

...checking in here. :)

I find that regularly checking in here keeps me on track better than anything else I've ever tried.