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.

Neil Fiore

Dr. Neil FioreNeil Fiore, PhD., is a licensed psychologist, corporate speaker, trainer, personal coach and author of four books and numerous audio programs, specializing in procrastination issues, productivity and success. Dr. Fiore is one of world's top personal productivity experts.

Author

It’s Your Life – Who’s In Charge? Self-Leadership Seminars eBook. (2004)
The Now Habit: Overcoming Procrastination While Enjoying Guilt-Free Play. New York: Tarcher/Putnam  (1989)
Conquering Test Anxiety. New York: Warner Books (1987, with Susan Pescar)
The Road Back to Health: Coping with the Emotional Aspects of Cancer. Bantam; Celestial Arts (1984, 1991)
Conquering Procrastination: How to Stop Stalling & Start Succeeding. Niles, IL: Nightingale-Conant, (6-tape and CD series and workbook) (1994)

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".

People: who is who in the procrastination field

Tim Pychyl - "the researcher"

Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D.,  is the founder of Procrastination Research Group, an Associate Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of Psychology, Carlton University.

Neil Fiore -  "the saviour"

Neil Fiore, Ph.D., is the most widely cited and praised author on procrastination.

 

David Allen - "the getting things done guru"

 

Allan Lakein - "the father

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.

How to setup Above & Beyond

Here is a repost of How to Setup Above & Beyond with GTD article.

Above and Beyond discussion group might offer some more resources, as well as the Time Management Discussion Forum 

How to setup Life Balance

Download the LifeBalance templates from Actionable.org, or visit Llamagraphics discussion forum for further possible implementations, discussion, and more templates.

How to setup My Life Organized

Templates, formerly downloadable from Actionable.org, are now included right with the default install of My Life Organized. Best start from them and adjust them in line with your needs.

MyLife Organized discussion group is the place to discuss them and read other users feedback and experiences.

I have authored few simple convertors for data transfers between MLO and other programs (Life Balance, Shadow Plan, Mind Manager, Bonsai, ...). If you followed the link to this site and it was broken, there was probably some update (lots of significant updates recently). Don't hesitate to use the contact link from the menu, and I will digg up a copy for you from my harddisk. It might happen some of these converters are obsolete already, or don't work in all cases - you have been warned. 

Software setups

Instructions for setting up various software packages for best productivity. User submissions welcome.

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