Scientifically Proven Tips for Managing Procrastination

Most likely if you are reading this post, you are procrastinating.

In fact, I am avoiding important work this morning and have been procrastinating by writing this post! Quite often, it is what we need to do that we most feel like avoiding.

Wikipedia defines procrastination as the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the “last minute” before the deadline.

  Scientifically Proven Tips for Managing Procrastination


“Profit is a by-product of work; happiness is its chief product.” ~Henry Ford

Human motivation is highly influenced by how imminent the reward is perceived to be — meaning, the further away the reward is, the more you discount its value.

Even the most productive and successful people are afflicted with procrastination from time to time. Yet procrastination if not managed, it will take its toll on success and happiness. This short, animated video highlights the helpful Pomodoro Technique for managing procrastination as well as time management.

Remember, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”  ~Henry Ford.



  1. Selma Awadalla June 30, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I’m in a very starting stage as a freelancer fine artist abstract painter, I just notice that the world of businesses it is extremely different than the world of hobbies.
    it’s not just painting.You need to blog, tweet, Facebook and pinterest, whow could Ifind time for all these things.

    • Lori McNee July 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Yes, it does take quite a lot more effort to make the leap from hobby to professional. But, it is all worth it if you want to be a pro. Thanks for sharing!

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