What is a good strategy for procrastination?

There are many well-used strategies for procrastination. However, it’s up to you to discover strategies that WORK for you. One way to identify a strategy is to ask yourself some significant what and how questions:

  • What is the issue?
  • What can I do about it?
  • What strategies that are effective “there” can I use ‘here”?
  • How can I maintain progress?
  • How can I set up accountability?

Another approach to finding a strategy for procrastination is as follows:

Start the day by writing down your primary goal. At the end of the day, list as many things as you remember doing that day and put a check next to each one that was connected to your goal. It will give you a clear picture of the relationship of your goals to your actions. It will also show you the kinds of things that pull you off course, so you can learn to identify barriers.

Here are just a few strategies from the more extensive list in the book.

  • Chunking
  • Creating accountability partners
  • Engineering the environment
  • Identifying barriers
  • Keep the goal in mind
  • Co-coach your way forward
  • Separate the setup from the task
  • Establish and meet the minimal goal