If you frequently fall victim to procrastination, pay
attention to your patterns.
Do you procrastinate on everything or only on some things?
Some people procrastinate primarily on big projects—others tend to avoid the
small, boring, or annoying tasks. The worst part about procrastination is how
much time we waste wandering on meaningless tasks and doing anything to avoid
Do you control “nibblers” or do “nibblers” nab you?
Nibblers are distractions that sabotage your plans, gnaw at
your ability to concentrate, and steal hours every day. There are “internal”
nibblers, personal dispositions or behavior tendencies such as perfectionism
and procrastination, which prevent you from completing your plans. There are
also “external” nibblers, interruptions like meetings, calls, e-mails or
drop-by visits that can easily derail your day.
Take a close look at these common nibblers. Which ones most
frequently derail your best-laid plans?...
Has organizing your computer files been on your to-do list since last summer? Is there a writing project you've been avoiding like the plague? What about those networking phone calls you've been meaning to get to since the job market got so shaky? What is it that causes you to procrastinate...........?