Procrastinating Tip o the day 26

Of course, I intended to write this piece sooner.

Procrastinating means to me that I need to do it, and will get to it, just not today. 

And so on.

Usually it means I think it’s going to be difficult, or unpleasant, or that I may not be able to do it well.

Same strategies:  be aware and acknowledge that I am procrastinating, think of the advantages of doing it and the effects of not, figure out why I’m procrastinating and if there’s anything I can do about it, small steps, hard part first. 

Sometimes scheduling when to do the steps helps.

Have you been procrastinating on leaving a comment?  Try the strategy above.

Comments appreciated.

Lots more about this in the book.  Coming out when?

2011     Your Life Can Be Better



About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Procrastinating Tip o the day 26

  1. doug says:

    thank you for your most excellent comment.
    i prefer the positive self talk, because tho the negative may work to get you started, which is good, i fear that it undermines you in the long run.
    good point that you dont have to start on the hard part first, tho i think thats best if you can do it.
    but starting on any part is starting and that is the key to breaking the log jam


  2. Lu Yod says:

    A follow up scenario to procrastinating:
    #1- Yes, be aware that I am procrastinating.
    #2- Give myself a “good talking to” (Neg. or Pos.) depending on your method of
    self motivation. Timing is the key, because you then must
    #3- Immediately begin on the challenge- attacking any part of it- and there you
    are, you have taken the first (& seemingly impossible) step.


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