10+ Best Articles on Procrastination
The most useful articles and videos on procrastination from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Procrastination Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on procrastination by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Why we wait: Understanding the emotions behind procrastination
- How to Tackle a Mountain of Tasks
- 3 Procrastination Tips (That Nobody Wants to Hear)
- How to Break the Perfectionism-Procrastination Loop
- What Makes You Procrastinate (Which Isn’t Always a Bad Thing)
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Why you procrastinate even when it feels bad
Explore what happens in the brain to trigger procrastination, and what strategies you can use to break the cycle of this harmful practice.--The report you’ve...
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In ...
Ayelet Fishbach: 4 proven ways to kick your procrastination habit
You've got a long list of things you want to do, but there's just one problem: you can't seem to get -- or stay -- motivated. Social psychologist Ayelet Fishbach is here to help. She offers insights…
What is ...?
New to #procrastination? These articles make an excellent introduction.
What Is Procrastination? How To Identify & Stop This Destructive Habit
Welcome to this procrastination guide. You'll learn what procrastination is. In this guide, I also share tested and proven ways to beat it.
How to ...?
How to Break the Perfectionism-Procrastination Loop
Are you dealing with problems related to procrastination and perfectionism? Learn about the perfectionism-procrastination loop and how to break it.
«I think you could substitute the word “unrealistic” for the word “vague,” and you’d have a more accurate assessment of the problem.»
How to Tackle a Mountain of Tasks
By Leo Babauta This month I came back to my work after taking a full month off — I am a stand for taking time off and finding time for rest and replenishment. After a month off, it turns out I have a…
«What if the mountain of tasks and emails becomes this place of adventure, exploration, play, curiosity, learning, joy?»
How To Beat Procrastination (backed by science)
Procrastination is the destroyer of our dreams. Every time we don't do the things we should or want, we're putting off our lives. It's not innocent behavior. In this article, I'll show you how to beat procrastination so you can live the life you desire.
How to Beat Procrastination
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Why we wait: Understanding the emotions behind procrastination
Procrastination is your body and your brain trying to communicate a state of emotional struggle. Ignoring that message leads to more negative emotions, but embracing procrastination and trying to…
«consider each emotion in the model to identify whether you’re procrastinating because the task is difficult, unclear, scary or tedious»
3 Procrastination Tips (That Nobody Wants to Hear)
If you struggle with chronic procrastination, there’s a good chance you’ve tried all the tips, tricks, and productivity frameworks without much success. Which means you might need to take a deeper…
«Do I procrastinate because I’m lazy or do I procrastinate because I’m not being totally honest or clear with myself about how much I value my work?»
What Makes You Procrastinate (Which Isn’t Always a Bad Thing)
Our brain's cognitive biases enable us to put off important tasks, even though it hurts us later. But are there benefits to procrastination?
«If procrastination is seriously interfering with your life, you may want to start chopping tasks into smaller pieces and set rewards after each step.»
The real reasons you procrastinate at work
According to a growing body of psychology research, procrastinating at work isn't a weakness - it's a symptom
2-Minute Rule: How to Stop Procrastination Once and for all
Learn how you can use the 2-Minute Rule, recommended by several productivity experts, to finally beat procrastination.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on procrastination.
Everything You Wanted To Know About Procrastination But Were Too Lazy to Figure Out
Learn how to beat procrastination once and for all... as soon as you get around to it.
Procrastination: A Brief Guide on How to Stop Procrastinating
This guide explains what procrastination is, how it works, and how to stop procrastinating. Now for your first test: Don't procrastinate, and read this now.
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