Essential Reads

A New Way to Understand Procrastination

You may think you’ll never get over your tendency to put off the tasks you’d rather not complete, or even the ones you’d like to start, but new research suggests how to try.

How to Stop Procrastinating on Self-Change

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on November 03, 2017 in Science and Sensibility
Overcome the hidden "yes-but" factor in procrastination. Gain confidence. Fulfill your dreams.

Writing Your Own “Ulysses Contract”

By Bruce Grierson on September 02, 2017 in The Carpe Diem Project
In the gig economy, there's no mean boss standing in your doorway demanding the goods. YOU have to find the mojo yourself.

Are You an Unhappy Achiever?

By Lance Dodes M.D. on August 31, 2017 in The Heart of Addiction
Who could possibly be unhappy about achieving? The problem is that, for some people, achievement leaves them feeling empty to the core.

More Posts on Procrastination

9 Time-Management and Procrastination Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tactics for managing your time and any tendency to procrastinate.
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Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

By Linda Walter LCSW on January 15, 2018 in Life Without Anxiety
Don't ditch your New Year's Resolutions, learn how to make successful changes.

Why the Same Old Thinking Gets You the Same Old Results

By Linda Esposito LCSW on January 03, 2018 in From Anxiety to Zen
Beginnings are filled with newfound energy, promise and dreams of a better future. But lofty goals often get in the way. A few mindset shifts can change all that.

Psychology Explains New Year Resolutions, Hits and Misses

55.2% of resolutions were health related (exercise: 31.3%, eat healthy: 10.4%, have healthier habits: 13.5%), 34.4% were work related (save: 20.8%, get out of debt: 12.5%)

Trusting Myself This Year

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on December 31, 2017 in Trust
Why do we return to our failed resolutions year after year? Self-trust can help.

Want to Get Back on Track This January?

By Amy Green M.A. on December 28, 2017 in Psy-curious
Planning to make some changes this New Year's? These three habits may be holding you back.

How This Common Fear Can Keep You Stuck

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. But it doesn't have to.

Why You Should Hire a Procrastinator

Whether an employee completes a task early on or at the deadline is less important than evaluating outcome.

Emotional Actions Are Not Exceptions

By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Psychology Tomorrow
Actions can be more or less emotional, but they are never completely non-emotional.

10 Steps to Making and Following Your Recovery Plan

By Emily T. Troscianko on October 04, 2017 in A Hunger Artist
How to construct your recovery meal plan, and how following it will take you all the way to no longer needing it.

How to Make the Decision to Get Better

By Emily T. Troscianko on October 01, 2017 in A Hunger Artist
Thoughts on making the crucial act of decision-making (recovery or not?) feel less paralysing.

On the Difficulty of Getting People to Change

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
Even extraordinary measures won't work if the client only claims to want change.

6 Ways to Turn the Worst Part of Your Day Into the Best

Getting to places on time, whether work or social occasions, can be a hassle. New research based on travel habits of commuters shows how to be less stressed and more punctual.

How Can Leaders Find Happiness?

By Peter Bregman on September 18, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the SHARP model for a happier life, an easy way to beat procrastination, and the number-one factor in predicting well-being.

How Procrastinators Get Things Done

When deadlines are not absolute or clearly defined, procrastinators do successfully meet them.
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How to Simplify Your Career

By Caroline Beaton on August 15, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
A simple career hinges on a deep, daily understanding of what’s necessary.

The Secret Life of Procrastinators and the Stigma of Delay

Rather than shame procrastinators for the way they get things done, let's understand motivational style differences.

Uncovering Hidden Causes of Indecision

By Kimberly Key on July 24, 2017 in Counseling Keys
There is nothing more frustrating and disempowering than not being able to make a decision. Here are some tips for helping you find your desires and voice your truth.

Short Answers: Getting Unstuck

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in How To Do Life
Getting expert fast, re-engaging, preventing procrastination.
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How Type A People Procrastinate

By Caroline Beaton on July 10, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Why so many competent, ambitious people accidentally procrastinate.

Why You Should Fear Failure

Shame avoidance is a way in which evolution has provided humans with a useful tool to reach desired goals.

4 Steps to Finally Accomplish Those Goals You Keep Setting

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on June 29, 2017 in Living Forward
Goals are what we use to create our life on purpose but more often than not we set goals then give up. Learn how to stop sabotaging your efforts and set yourself up for success.

How to Stop Procrastinating Now

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on June 18, 2017 in Adaptation
There is hope for those of us who, like Herman Melville, need to be chained to our desks to actually complete a piece of work.

Productivity Secrets of an Influential Young Scotsman

Here's how passion, action, and reason work together to help you get things done.
Thomas Webb

Leaving the Road to Hell and Getting Back on Track

By Thomas Webb Ph.D. on May 08, 2017 in The Road to Hell
Can being kind to ourselves help us to get back on track?

Decisiveness: The Fresh New Key to Success

Do you suffer making decisions? I have a solution for you. Incorporate this new approach into your life: decisiveness.

4 Ways to Finish the Semester Strong

By Joel Minden, Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in CBT and Me
Overwhelmed by the last few weeks before finals? Some simple changes can have a big impact.

Late by Four Days?

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on March 29, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
How to not be kept waiting. When the desire for instant gratification meets perpetual procrastination, what’s to be done?

Does Your Teen Procrastinate?

Can’t get through to your teen on procrastination? Try a different way.

Productivity Boosters

By Joel Minden, Ph.D. on March 18, 2017 in CBT and Me
9 simple tips to get things done and be efficient.