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Just have a minute before getting ready for work. Wanted to say hello. I just found this site this morning. Sure could use some help with my procrastination! I am 51 years old had have always had a problem with procrastination. I look forward to learning how to navigate this site.

Thanks,
Bill

New and better discussion forum

New and better discussion forum was added recently. Put it to your use!

Get the procrastination troubles off your chest. Just share it, it will make you feel better.

And if you have accomplished something today, post too, for an imaginary "pat on the back" from other members.

I will be even happy to create a special "pat on the back" and "get it off your chest" forums!

And if you got some question...- that's what for the board is for!

Procrastination directory just started

Just started the procrastination directory.

In case you plan to submit something and are not the owner of submitted website, it will ask for your email address anyway, which you probably don't want to input. So just input anything @procrastinationhelp.com. It's a problem with that script, that I hope will be fixed by authors soon. The email adresses are not used for anything, after all, than to send a notice about approval.

Hope it will grow and grow and grow....

and

first of all

be of value to all the visitors here!

Procrastination help news - November

It has been few weeks since I have written anything. So here are at least the news as of what is being cooked in the  Procrastination Help kitchen:

  • Humor section is being worked on to move it a level up
  • an information and correction as to who is the originator of procrastination day
  • Stop Procrastination with Huna - how to use the knowledge of powerful and wise Hawaiian shamans, Kahuna, to take control of your life and repel the procrastination problems. Now this is something I am proud of - or at least I will be once it is published. It will be a free online mini-book. For sure, it will not cover Huna, it will only offer the recipes, methods. I will also do my best so that it doesn't interfere with any religious beliefs people visiting here might have, so I will attempt to remove all the spiritual information behind and just keep the working techniques.
  • review of Life Balance outlining software, and a template for it
  • I would also love to revive the idea of giving free blogs here to procrastinators to use as a "therapeutic" tool and look what I can do with the discussion board to resuscitate it

Buyers guide to procrastination products

I have just cooked up the "Buyers Guide To Procrastination Products and Therapy". If that was a software, it would be called version 0.9 or a beta version, but it is not. Therefore, I would welcome any comments, to make it better, more relevant, more readable, useful and understandable.

While it slightly leans towards the problems of procrastinators,  it can also be used as a general guide for the self-help field.

Negative feedback is welcome, but if you have positive one, I can stand it as well :).

Why it is so hard to quit procrastinating : short Sunday thought

Procrastination is about not being persistent. Yet installing any habit requires persistence at start. That's why procrastination is one of the hardest mental problems to fight.

If someone happens to have low self esteem, yet they manage to find a good working method, they will find improvement relatively possible.
If someone procrastinates, and finds a promising technique to improve productivity, they still will procrastinate to implement it.

The first step in overcoming procrastination: choose whichever most promising method that seems good to you, and stick to it. Persist.

writing blog is a form of self-therapy

From over 600 people questioned in a survey about bloggers and blogging, almost half of them writes online journals (blogs) as a form of self-help therapy, one third of them purportedly write about self-help and self-esteem topics.

When problems come, one third of participants seek help with family and friends, another third turns to blogs, either writing their own or reading about people experiencing similar symptoms or writing about same issues.

Now if you want to test that with your procrastination problems, feel free to contact me and I will establish your own blog for you here on Procrastination Help.

Stop thinking about yourself as procrastinator

You think you are procrastinator?

I have got news for you. You are not. At least, not in my book. And I urge you to think the same.

If asked to name ten things you don't procrastinate about at all, you might have problems coming up with five for the start, perhaps, but I'm sure, if you will give it a thought and time, you WILL FIND at least 10 things that you never procrastinate about.

Guess what. If there are ten things you don't procrastinate about, you can't be procrastinator. Oh yes, you procrastinate about this and that, but there is a firm core that proves you are a productive person indeed, and one you can build upon.

[humor] the only method to really manage time

The only way to manage time that really works is with your watches.

You are the boss here. You manage the watch-hand on analog watches. You are the one who has the power over batteries and setup on digital watches. You can remove the batteries and make the time stop.

On some types, there is even a setting to make your watch go quicker or slower. (And that's the time management the way many would like! Too bad, you can only make your own watch go quicker, not the watch of your boss or supervisor.)

While the above might sound as an overstatement, I'm not making fun of you. There in fact is no time management. We can't manage time. We can manage our actions, though. Managing our actions shall be the main focus of the field that was given the name of "time management".

the Fight Procrastination Day and how I missed to celebrate it

So it seems I have missed the Fight Procrastination Day (September 7, 2005). After all, what would you expect from an author of website about procrastination.

Maybe I am wrong about that, but after short search, it seems to me, the Fight Procrastination Day is a creation of the Online Organizing web,  created probably with other aims in mind, yet purposelessly spread by other organizations and websites into what almost seems to be a day to officially celebrate.

One thing I know for sure, there is nothing to celebrate. Productivity day, great, let me have one. Relaxation day, absolutely. Day of joy, happiness and no work? Oh, yes, please. But procrastination day? Come on. To celebrate I have missed it, I will update the procrastination remedies section today.

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