So about nine months ago I blogged about my struggles with procrastination, how procrastination has affected me and my writing, what some of the things I’d figured out about it were (along with links to the excellent and illuminating blog Wait But Why, where procrastination is a somewhat perennial topic), and some of my plans for attempting to tackle it. At the time, that blog did exactly what I wanted it to do. Namely it caught the attention of some of you folks who have been struggling with your own procrastination problems.
It was also an attempt to light a fire under my ass with a declaration of taking steps to try and overcome the problems. I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the plan I’d set out in it, face my slip-ups, and write down what adjustments I’d made since, as a stoking of that fire, and as possible help for others still struggling. Also to maybe catch new folks who have the problem and point them towards my previous blog and the Wait But Why articles.
So before we really get started, here are some links to check out, if you’re one of those new folks.
The stellar series on procrastination by Tim Urban at Wait But Why:
My previous blog, which I’ll be referencing and touching base on:
Also, since the previous blog, Tim Urban gave a Ted Talk about procrastination you can watch:
After I wrote that blog, I planned to touch base somewhere around the six-month mark afterwards. So now that it’s been closer to nine months, let’s touch base. No, the irony is not lost on me.Read More