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Confessions of a Reformed Procrastinator

Break the Energy-Sapping Cycle


    What a great article! I was procrastinating cleaning the bathroom, but stopped reading the article cleaned the bathroom in no time, and finished the rest of the article. Definitely a weight off my shoulder because I was dreading it. One less thing to do now, can put my energy to something else more fun. A great feeling! - 11/29/2015 10:05:33 PM
  • My picture should be in the dictionary under Procrastinator! I've battled with it my whole life. I had read this article in the past and read it again recently after Thanksgiving.

    After the gym today, instead of going home to veg, I stopped at two stores to pick up the three charity gifts I need for next week. Done early this year for a change. A great feeling!

    Onward and upward! - 11/29/2015 5:14:18 PM
  • Thanks, I needed this. You've given me some recommendations, and it will start with making some phone calls instead of spending another hour on the compuer - 11/29/2015 4:35:03 PM
  • Tempted by the idea of erasing my to-do list... I have one that has items from 2012, 2013 & 2014 - 11/29/2015 11:57:50 AM
  • LOL I actually did #6 and put away the folder laundry still left in the basket "to do later." Yeah, that did feel good. - 5/1/2015 8:37:02 AM
  • Hello, my name is Sandra and I am a procrastinator. Whew, I've been wanting to say that for awhile, but just kept putting it off.

    This list is excellent. Thanks. Action always helps me feel better! I do not need to argue about it, justify, make excuses... I do... just need to do it! - 4/30/2015 12:42:44 PM
  • GOOD ONE!!! lol......READ IT LATER...........HA HA HA ROTFL....

  • Did anyone else think, "Oh, I'll read this later!"? ;-) - 4/30/2015 9:13:20 AM
    This article helps, I am such a procrastinator, especially when it comes to my weight loss. I will buy a heap of healthy produce and whole foods only to have them sour in the fridge since it takes time to wash, prep and prepare. I love to cook, but I never eat breakfast because it seems like it is too time consuming. - 6/9/2014 12:05:34 PM
  • That's me so often, then the put-off jobs take even longer to complete, or I end up wondering after the fact, 'Why did I delay so long?' - 4/5/2014 12:11:12 PM
    Hi, Mike,
    I am profiting from this article. Also, I enjoy your entertaining writing style. What impressed me the most is how you can save time and money by not procrastinating. If you had not dropped the letters off when you did, you would have lost money also (i.e., on gas).

    I figure I can save about $500 a month by moving out of where I am now living. So what is stopping me?? Clutter! I can't show this place to the realtor until a lot of the clutter is gone. And getting rid of it requires decision-making on my part, which is the heart of my procrastination ailment. I avoid making decisions about how to dispose of things or where to sell them.

    Anyway, when I think about saving $500 a month, that is a big motivator for me in overcoming this bad habit.

    Thanks again for the article and I'll keep looking for others of yours (after I have disposed of a few boxfuls, of course). - 3/10/2014 6:56:02 PM
  • Very good points here.. I can see myself and see where I can improve.
    - 3/10/2014 4:05:54 PM
  • There is no closet in my procrastination. Why do not what you can wait to do later? :) For me, part of it is being self-conscience. If I need to make a cold call somewhere, I will delay because I am concerned that I will sound flustered or unprofessional. I'm also a bit lazy, and will try to take the quick way of doing things. I'm working on getting around this by always cleaning up completely after meals, and always putting away groceries and items after buying (or washing) them. - 2/24/2014 10:02:05 AM
  • The post office example rang true to me -- it's funny when you think about the time wasted procrastinating when getting something done on time takes so much less effort! Like washing dishes -- if you do it right away you don't end up with dried on crusty bits that take forever to scrub. interesting metaphor for losing weight there -- gotta scrub it off! :) - 2/21/2014 10:32:12 AM
  • Very timely. I think about this often. Thanks for bringing attention to this. - 2/13/2014 8:29:56 PM

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