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Procrastination Tips

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

R.L. Adams | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
R.L. Adams

Overcoming procrastination can be difficult at times. We're creatures of habit. And, when those habits involve things that lend themselves to our tendencies to procrastinate, the hurdles become even greater. But, by leveraging a few powerful hacks, we can help to override and overcome procrastination at its core.

How to Move Forward

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Whether it's starting a business or doing laundry, we all face times where we feel overwhelmed so we procrastinate, which makes up feel more overwhelmed. Here's how to break this frustrating cycle.

This Brain Hack Could Help You Stop Procrastinating

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

Having trouble motivating yourself to work toward a future goal? Whether what you want is two days or 20 years away, new research finds that the key t...

15 Activities That All Procrastinators Can Understand Doing

Lindsey Hemenez | Posted 06.20.2015 | Comedy
Lindsey Hemenez

Everyone has procrastinated in their life, and for those who say they haven't: I applaud. But the majority of us have all found something that seemed more important to do than the actual task that we had at hand.

Slogging Through The Middle

Samantha Bennett | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

It's so exciting at The Beginning, isn't it? You're learning, you're launching, you're out there on the far edge of your experience and it's a real thrill. Then. Then comes The Middle.

How to Procrastinate Without Feeling Guilty

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

The not doing that some call "procrastination" is universally steeped in shame and guilt and treats this incubation period like it should be included in the list of deadly sins next to greed and murder.

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Jim Selman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Procrastination is a conversation that is more of a cover-up than an excuse. It blinds us to the fact that we're always choosing, and allows us to conceal or deny our responsibility for our choices.

A 52-Second Guide To Ending Procrastination

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

It's that time of year again. Final papers are being written, work projects are wrapping up and there's so much holiday shopping to do. But every t...

Can't Stop Procrastinating? This Might Be Why

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're a procrastinator, you know the feeling of being sidetracked by a bunch of kitten videos when there's a huge project you should really be wor...

Turn Money Tricks Into Treats

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

This holiday season, watch out for money tricks! Halloween isn't the only time of the year where we're tricked into spending money on things we know ...

How to Take the Procrastination Out of Homework and Jumpstart the Process

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Kids will try anything to not start homework. And who can blame them? Starting is hard. In fact, it's the hardest part.

9 Time Management Tips for Freshmen That Actually Work

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.26.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Do you remember that all-nighter you pulled senior year of high school because your essay was due the next morning? Or that time you crammed for a test, even though your teacher gave you weeks to prepare?

5 Tricks To Teach Kids How To Avoid Procrastination

Michelle Howell Miller | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Michelle Howell Miller

Last year, kindergarten brought many firsts for our family. First alarm clock wake-ups. First tardy bells. First "official" attendance policy (we played hooky all the time in preschool). First best friends. And most significantly, first homework assignments.

Beat Procrastination Before It Beats You

Alex Charfen | Posted 09.25.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

So why is it that not even the entrepreneur is immune to procrastination?

Why We Procrastinate

The New Yorker | Maria Konnikova | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

Want to hear my favorite procrastination joke? I’ll tell you later. Piers Steel, a psychologist at the University of Calgary, has saved up countl...

Procrastination Be Gone!

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

Trying to get stuff done can be downright hard. Somedays I can just never seem to win my fight with the procrastination monsters. It can be really, really frustrating!

Here's What Procrastinators Are Doing Instead Of Schoolwork

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Teen

Regardless of gender or age, you probably do your fair share of procrastinating if you're in school. A new study out Tuesday from StudyMode, an int...

7 Ways To Stop Procrastinating

Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Gail Saltz, M.D. Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life's big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after lea...

But Procrastination Feels So Right...

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Procrastination, when we put off doing something we are supposed to, is a form of avoidance. Like other forms of avoidance, procrastination can feel right or justified. Unlike social anxiety, phobias, and other forms of avoidance, however, it can be difficult to pinpoint when it is happening.

How To Kick Your Procrastination Habit

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living

How will your life, your career, your relationships suffer as a result of inaction? Remind yourself that it's not just about how hard this or that task is -- it's about putting real effort into a thing you care about. And I promise you, there's no better reward than that.

7 Things to do Instead of Writing College Essays

Joseph Dobson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Teen
Joseph Dobson

As a senior in high school, I spend a lot of my time on college applications, but more so doing anything I can to push them off a little bit longer. So, procrastinating just a little more, here's a list of things to do instead of writing college essays.

4 Ways To Stop Procrastinating

Blake Kernen | Posted 11.09.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

I am the leader of a great and powerful nation: The Procrastination. I'm going to finally admit it. I could wait until tomorrow, because well, as a procrastinator, that's my nature, but instead I'm going to take ownership of it today.

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

Seriously, there are better things you could be doing than what you're procrastinating on. If there is a lot going on in your life, the last thing you want on your mind is that thing you still have to do that you've been putting off for a while. That

How to Get Over Procrastination in a Day

Hillary Rettig | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business
Hillary Rettig

On Tuesday I procrastinated worse than I had in months. I couldn't even approach my desk, and spent a large part of the day in bed. Not sick, just hiding.

Be Fearless: Kick Procrastination in the Butt Once and for All

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my patients, prior to seeing me, have a hard time getting started with projects and getting things done. They do everything but what they need to be doing.