How to Stop Procrastination

When surveyed, 94% believe that procrastination can have a negative impact on their happiness1 and yet ... check out these numbers.

  • 95% of people say they procrastinate
  • 25% identified themselves as chronic procrastinators in 2012 (as compared with 5% in the 1970s)  

These numbers speak to the rising impact of procrastination on our lives. 

So getting to the bottom of procrastination is about 

  1. knowing what you procrastinate on?
  2. why you procrastinate, and
  3. having solid strategies to stop procrastination in its tracts.

Here are 5 steps to overcome procrastination.


1. Stop procrastination with the 3D approach

When a task seems overwhelming, procrastination follows.  The 3D approach turns you into a success junkie carving out doable steps that build a record of accomplishment and gets more stuff done. Read more....

procrastinating pick up lines

2. Falling for your own pick-up lines?

You've heard of pick up lines, right? You know.... those cheesy one-liners someone might use to get a date? Well there are also some procrastination pick-up lines. When you hear yourself say your procrastination pick-up lines... watch out. Read more.... 

stop procrastination with a strong why

3. Stop procrastination with a strong why

As Nietzche said "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how". Having a good reason to do something motivates you whenever you see yourself starting to procrastinate. Read more....

4. Ask yourself one simple question

Dr Timothy Pychyl an expert on procrastination carried out this exercise with his students and he found that when students made the effort to just get started on their stressful, difficult, and unpleasant task that once they got started the task was not as stressful, difficult or as unpleasant. Read more....


5. Turn off and give yourself a chance 

Email, Facebook, Twitter, or just plain old surfing the web all provide an opportunity for the procrastinator to go down a rabbit hole – and when we go down that rabbit hole we spend time that we can’t get back. Read more...

1 According to a study conducted by the Procrastination Research Group.

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