The Procrastination Equation
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30en-USWhen Self-Blackmail Becomes Blackmail
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Precommitment can be changed from self-blackmail, where you try to get yourself to follow through on your intentions, to just plain old blackmail. This can happen any time you have a referee to help enforce the precommitment and a legitimate reason for violating your own rule. Worse case scenario? The financial destruction of an entire nation. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201310/when-self-blackmail-becomes-blackmail" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201310/when-self-blackmail-becomes-blackmail#commentsBehavioral EconomicsPoliticsProcrastinationThu, 03 Oct 2013 18:22:33 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.134634 at http://www.psychologytoday.comThe Two Faces of the New Year
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New Year's Resolutions are one of the finest traditions that Western society has produced. And psychological research indicates that the very act of making one is one of the easiest ways to improve yourself, providing you do it the right way. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201301/the-two-faces-the-new-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201301/the-two-faces-the-new-year#commentsProcrastinationSelf-HelpNew Years ResolutionsFri, 04 Jan 2013 04:56:53 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.114893 at http://www.psychologytoday.comProcrastination, Precommitment and The Fiscal Cliff
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James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, wrote about how psychology can fix the workings of government. With a little help from psychology, we can make the fiscal cliff work as intended.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201212/procrastination-precommitment-and-the-fiscal-cliff" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201212/procrastination-precommitment-and-the-fiscal-cliff#commentsBehavioral EconomicsProcrastinationWorkbad habitsbudget cutsdebt ceilingfinancefounding fathersgovernmenthuman natureimbrogliojames madisonjames surowieckiNew Yorkerpassing the buckprecommitmentprocrastinationregulationself controltax increasesus governmentyorker articleSun, 30 Dec 2012 20:38:34 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.114543 at http://www.psychologytoday.comLying and Procrastination
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I’ve lied to myself plenty because it was easier to. At least at first. Confronting ones own lies is hard to do because if you believe them, you think there are no lies to confront in the first place. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201207/lying-and-procrastination" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201207/lying-and-procrastination#commentsAddictionEthics and MoralityProcrastinationSelf-Helpadrenaline rushcolleaguecreative workdeceptiondilemmadr rebeccaguiltinner conflictlast minutelyingmechanismsmotivationmythsperfectionistpoint of viewprocrastinationself deceptionsurvivaltime pressureviceswork habitsMon, 30 Jul 2012 21:04:39 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.102207 at http://www.psychologytoday.comHow to Become a Procrastinator
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There are a stubborn 5% of people who say they procrastinate very rarely or not at all. If you find yourself aberrantly efficient, don’t feel left out. Here is a top ten list to help you put off until tomorrow what you should be doing today.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201207/how-become-procrastinator-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201207/how-become-procrastinator-0#commentsPersonalityProcrastinationTherapyWorkbiaschronic procrastinatorsdistractiondistractionsfew daysfreezerisolationmotivationoccupationspantryplateauprocrastinationprocrastinatorproportionself worthsetbacktop ten listThu, 12 Jul 2012 20:13:39 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.100805 at http://www.psychologytoday.comBreaking the Pain Barrier
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To push themselves to the pain threshold and then far beyond, competitive cyclists employ a pretty nifty technique — micro goal-setting. Here are four tricks they use and the science behind them.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201207/breaking-the-pain-barrier-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201207/breaking-the-pain-barrier-0#commentsProcrastinationSelf-HelpSport and CompetitionWorkbendsbody doesncinchenergy requirementsexertionglycogenmountaineeringpain thresholdprocrastinationprofessional cycliststhirty secondstime oneSun, 08 Jul 2012 21:27:51 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.100457 at http://www.psychologytoday.comRag Doll Rising
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An edgy and unique production on whether positive belief leads to desired outcomes. Quite possibly, you have never seen anything like before. No profanity or nudity but still not for everyone. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201206/rag-doll-rising-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201206/rag-doll-rising-0#commentsProcrastinationSelf-Helpactivismbuttsgood marketinggood sciencelady gagalaw of attractionNew York Timespersonal growthpessimismpositive thinkingpositive thoughtprofessorsPsychology Todaysci fisimonsFri, 22 Jun 2012 20:04:12 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.99148 at http://www.psychologytoday.comLosing Weight Effortlessly With Visual Illusions
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When temptation strikes, our willpower works overtime to try and drive the unhealthy / distracting cravings out of our head, or at least to stop us from acting on them. It doesn't have to be this hard, though. In fact, it doesn't have to be hard at all.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201203/slimming-color-losing-weight-effortlessly-visual-illusion-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201203/slimming-color-losing-weight-effortlessly-visual-illusion-0#commentsDietProcrastinationbrian wansinkcornell universitycravingsDaniel Kahnemandifferent storydistracting thoughtsdistractionsdr brianexternal cuesjohn tierneykernelslimbic systemnobel prize winnerprocrastinationroy f baumeisters systemterm goalswillpowerSat, 03 Mar 2012 20:39:09 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.89496 at http://www.psychologytoday.comDa Vinci, Copernicus and the Astronomical Procrastination of Science
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Science is actually progressing somewhat slower than predicted. For example, the 1982 classic Blade Runner, voted favorite SciFi film by scientists, has genetically engineered organic robots filling the streets by 2019. Its not going to happen on schedule and procrastination is probably to blame. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201202/da-vinci-copernicus-and-the-astronomical-procrastination-sc" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201202/da-vinci-copernicus-and-the-astronomical-procrastination-sc#commentsProcrastinationalarm clockartistic endeavorsda vincideathbeddoodlingeveryday inventionslaying the foundationleonardo da vincimodern scienceMona LisaScienceSat, 04 Feb 2012 04:12:10 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.86884 at http://www.psychologytoday.comThought for Food
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We all know what we need to do to shed the weight: eat less and exercise more. Knowing isn't the problem, it is doing. Science has come with a few new techniques to help us control our minds, so we can control our bodies. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201201/thought-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201201/thought-food#commentsDietProcrastinationSelf-Helpbeliefbritonsdieteuropefad dietsfashionimaginationkilogramsknowledge into actionlady gagamotivationmysterypredicamentsatisfactionstatisticswisdomTue, 03 Jan 2012 00:00:31 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.84049 at http://www.psychologytoday.comFrom Snow Gloom to Snow Doom: The Psychophysics of the Snow Blower
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When Weh-Ming Cho decided to sell his snow blower with an internet ad, he received 1,400 offers. Cho wasn't just selling a snow blower. He was selling "A Tribute to Man's Triumph over Nature." Here is what he wrote.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201112/snow-gloom-snow-doom-the-psychophysics-the-snow-blower" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201112/snow-gloom-snow-doom-the-psychophysics-the-snow-blower#commentsBehavioral EconomicsProcrastinationSelf-HelpWorkChodoomecstasyfunlight speedlong stretchmotivationneighborneighborsniecesidewalksnowy daytwo feettwo minutesWed, 28 Dec 2011 22:15:08 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.83605 at http://www.psychologytoday.comBeyond the Coffee Crutch: The Secret to Vitality at Work
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What's the number one reason for procrastinating? Survey says: low energy. Tackling tasks or chores when we are already tired is a surefire recipe for putting stuff off. So if you are tired of feeling tired, read on.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201112/beyond-the-coffee-crutch-the-secret-vitality-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201112/beyond-the-coffee-crutch-the-secret-vitality-work#commentsProcrastinationSelf-HelpWorkchorescoffeecolleaguecommon interestsemailenergy levelenergy managementfatiguefritzgratitudeJoblamlow energymanagement sciencepositiveprocrastinationthings that mattervaluevitalityworkThu, 08 Dec 2011 21:47:25 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.81836 at http://www.psychologytoday.comOccupy Wall Street, Procrastination and the Battle of Ideas
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The Occupy Wall Street crowd is characterized as angry but directionless. They feel economic injustice is being done but don't agree about who is to blame and what to do. Consequently, they might be easily appeased by having a few peripheral players going to jail. Too bad. The real source of troubles wasn't hiding anywhere. I see it everyday. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201110/occupy-wall-street-procrastination-and-the-battle-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201110/occupy-wall-street-procrastination-and-the-battle-ideas#commentsBehavioral EconomicsEducationPoliticsProcrastinationanatomybusiness schoolceoseconomicseconomistsfinancial crisisfinancial marketsfrustrationfundamental ideasgatekeepergreedhuman naturemanifestationpublic policyscapegoatsself interestsocial sciencesswathwall streetWed, 26 Oct 2011 17:52:10 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.77835 at http://www.psychologytoday.comHard Work Beats Talent (but Only If Talent Doesn’t Work Hard)
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In a world where we are ridiculously overcommitted to making sure everyone is equal in every way, a new study just published in Psychological Science contains some sobering news you might not like. It kills the myth that talent doesn't matter.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201110/hard-work-beats-talent-only-if-talent-doesn-t-work-hard" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201110/hard-work-beats-talent-only-if-talent-doesn-t-work-hard#commentsIntelligenceProcrastinationSelf-HelpWorkbestselling bookDavid Brooksdeliberate practicehambrickintellectual abilityiq pointsmalcolm gladwellmotivationpop iconprocrastinationpsychological sciencerocket scientistsocial animaltalentSat, 08 Oct 2011 16:36:12 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.76370 at http://www.psychologytoday.comIt's Fight Procrastination Day: Here's Some Ammo
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With September 6th (though often delayed until the 7th) being Fight Procrastination Day, we continue the ongoing story of one person's struggle to stop procrastination. Today, Erin P. tries out the strongest of all anti-procrastination techniques: precommitment.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201109/its-fight-procrastination-day-heres-some-ammo" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201109/its-fight-procrastination-day-heres-some-ammo#commentsProcrastinationalarm clocksauthor robertfinger tipslocal pubprocrastinationprocrastinatorsci fisnooze buttonsweetstemptationsusing softwarevictor hugoTue, 06 Sep 2011 17:40:38 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.73677 at http://www.psychologytoday.comThe Motivational Wisdom of Lady Gaga versus The Secret
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The queen of music takes on the queen of self-help in this Lady Gaga versus Rhonda Byrne's The Secret motivational slugfest. Both have record breaking stints on their respective charts, one in music and the other in books. In the end, though, only one can win. <p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201108/the-motivational-wisdom-lady-gaga-versus-the-secret" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201108/the-motivational-wisdom-lady-gaga-versus-the-secret#commentsProcrastinationSelf-HelpWorkcreative visualizationfantasygrammy awardslady gaganew york times bestsellernew york times bestseller listoprah winfreyprocrastinationpsychological sciencerhonda byrneSigmund Freudso you think you can danceThe Secrettimes bestseller listyork times bestselleryork times bestseller listFri, 12 Aug 2011 16:22:33 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.71806 at http://www.psychologytoday.comBetter Living Through Chemistry–The Success Pill
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In the film Limitless, the drug NZT-48 not only has the power to cure all procrastinating tendencies, but also bumps up your IQ three-fold. Limitless isn't entirely a Hollywood invention, Nootropic pharmaceuticals, also called smart drugs, do indeed exist. Is the end of procrastination one pill away?
<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201107/better-living-through-chemistry-the-success-pill-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201107/better-living-through-chemistry-the-success-pill-0#commentsIntegrative MedicineProcrastinationWorkADDattention deficit disorderdorm roomdrugsforaymyriadprocrastinationproponentpsycheritalinschoolmateSigmund Freudstimulantsuccessteenage yearsthree decadesFri, 29 Jul 2011 20:44:00 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.70622 at http://www.psychologytoday.com"I am a procrastinator!" The ongoing story of one person's struggle to stop putting stuff off (Episode 2)
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<p>Last we left Erin P., our consummate procrastinator, she had just had enough of her dilly-dallying ways (click here for Episode 1). Procrastination had blossomed from a minor and amusing vice to a demon that was torturing her career. Time to vanquish it.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201105/i-am-procrastinator-the-ongoing-story-one-persons-struggle-" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201105/i-am-procrastinator-the-ongoing-story-one-persons-struggle-#commentsProcrastinationamount of timeampany guessesdemonenergyepisode 1forayNielsenorgypeekprocrastinationprocrastinatorquality timesatiatedSocial networkingtelevisiontemptationworkFri, 13 May 2011 19:59:38 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.63860 at http://www.psychologytoday.com"I am a procrastinator!" The ongoing story of one person's struggle to stop putting stuff off (Episode 1)
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Together, Ms. Erin P and I will try out anti-procrastinatory techniques to determine what works, how well, and how best to make them work. She takes the role of the client or customer. I will be the service provider and give the theoretical background. Every other week or so, we will try something new and report back to you how it went.
<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201104/i-am-procrastinator-the-ongoing-story-one-persons-struggle-" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201104/i-am-procrastinator-the-ongoing-story-one-persons-struggle-#commentsProcrastinationampblogdeskhabitimpulsivenesslast minutenbspprocrastinatingprocrastinationprocrastinatorshort timesurveyterm projectstrifectawork-life balance,Fri, 29 Apr 2011 22:50:23 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.62524 at http://www.psychologytoday.comGovernmental Procrastination
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Since the 1950s, the Debt Ceiling has been described as "a meaningless strait jacket." Like an alcoholic leaving the key in the liquor cabinet, politicians have voted away their previous debt resolution and installed a new higher limit, hundreds of times already, though undoubtedly each increase was going to be "just this once." Here's how to fix it.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201104/governmental-procrastination" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201104/governmental-procrastination#commentsBehavioral EconomicsPoliticsProcrastinationcredit cardsexcerpt fromgapinceptionintentionleaky roofpoliticiansprocrastinationprocrastinatorsrevelersself controlsolventstrait jacketus governmentwell meaningThu, 28 Apr 2011 22:40:08 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.62375 at http://www.psychologytoday.comBondage and Procrastination
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Ancient wisdom for an ancient problem. Precommitment dates back to the Trojan Wars but is useful for combating modern-day procrastination.<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201104/bondage-and-procrastination" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201104/bondage-and-procrastination#commentsProcrastinationbeautiful womencompanionsconstraintsdistractionsearsfrantic effortsimaginationimmediate gratificationithacalimbic systemovercoming procrastinationprecommitmentprefrontal cortexsirenstemptationsulyssesFri, 08 Apr 2011 18:24:46 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.58350 at http://www.psychologytoday.comImpulsiveness: Procrastination’s Nickel-Iron Core
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What's at the core of procrastination?<p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201103/impulsiveness-procrastination-s-nickel-iron-core" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201103/impulsiveness-procrastination-s-nickel-iron-core#commentsProcrastinationbeltsbreakdownscar breaks downculpritsdashboardgasolineimpulsivenessinnardskiltermechanicnerveneural regionsneuroscienceprocrastinationself confidencetangleTue, 22 Mar 2011 19:57:36 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.57445 at http://www.psychologytoday.comThe Greatest Procrastinator in History Still Alive: Puts Off Death.
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<p>In honor of International Procrastination Week -- celebrated during the first or the second week of March, depending upon how much you put it off -- we'll feature the greatest procrastinator in all human history (yes, I know, besides you). In my book <em>The Procrastination Equation</em> I mentioned Samuel Coleridge, one of the great poets of the nineteenth century.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201103/the-greatest-procrastinator-in-history-still-alive-puts-dea" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201103/the-greatest-procrastinator-in-history-still-alive-puts-dea#commentsProcrastinationdr johnsonfinal actgreat poetsholidayleonardo da vinciprocrastinationprocrastinatorsamuel johnsontoastmastersMon, 07 Mar 2011 18:37:48 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.56663 at http://www.psychologytoday.comCrazy for Procrastinating? Maybe
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<p>Last week was much like the week before. You meant to check the oil in your car but it really wasn't that convenient, so you put it off once again. Sure the red "check engine" light was glaring at you, but that damn thing's been on for so long that it hardly registers. The smell of smoldering oil radiating from your car's hood is harder to ignore. Is it finally time to get your oil changed?</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201101/crazy-procrastinating-maybe" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201101/crazy-procrastinating-maybe#commentsProcrastinationADHDclinical diagnosiscognitive therapydamn thingdawndepressionDNAentire worldgrain of truthmental disordermental disordersmental illnessneurosisprocrastinationpsychologistssessionsshamtherapyFri, 28 Jan 2011 19:56:05 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.54730 at http://www.psychologytoday.comGames People Play... at Work
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<p>If you want to procrastinate when you are supposed to be working, your options are bountiful and growing every day. You can go old school and do the Sudoku or crossword from the newspaper. Or, if you're a more active type, take inspiration from the television show "Minute to Win It," which features such diversions as Office Tennis and Coffee Topper.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201101/games-people-play-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201101/games-people-play-work#commentsProcrastinationcrosswordCubiclediversionsdowntimeenhancementfungameshome computerinterestmary poppinsold schoolOlympicsplaying gamesprocrastinationsudokusugar coatingworkwrong personMon, 10 Jan 2011 05:35:40 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.53093 at http://www.psychologytoday.comMaking New Year’s Resolutions Last All Year
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<p>New Year's resolutions are one of our best traditions. Originally devised by the Catholic Church as devotional pledges to counter "heathenish customs ... dedicated to the devil-god Janus," they combine dozens of cultural sources today. All over the world, the New Year represents a fresh start, a new beginning we can use to change the course of our lives.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201101/making-new-year-s-resolutions-last-all-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201101/making-new-year-s-resolutions-last-all-year#commentsProcrastinationmotivationnew year's resolutionsprocrastinationself-confidenceMon, 03 Jan 2011 21:05:58 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.52693 at http://www.psychologytoday.comProcrastination and the Perfectionism Myth
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<p>Do you have high standards? Do you expect a lot from yourself, day-in and day-out? Do you love it when life is organized and orderly? Do you try to do your best at everything you do? There is a word for people like you: perfectionists. You worry over life's details, anxious to make every event just so.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/procrastination-and-the-perfectionism-myth" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/procrastination-and-the-perfectionism-myth#commentsProcrastinationaspirationsdeath anxietyexpressionfear of failurefear of lifemythparticipantsperfectionismperfectionistspersonality characteristicsprocrastinationpsychological measurementrelationshiproot causeshameSigmund Freudtens of thousandswater coolerSat, 01 Jan 2011 05:42:41 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.52550 at http://www.psychologytoday.comThe Night Before Christmas and I'm Scrambling To Get It All Done
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<p>So you haven't done your Christmas shopping? I know, I know you were full of good intentions but time got away from you. Really, I understand. There wasn't any good time to shop before now. Errands had to be done, work was demanding, and after it all, you were feeling justifiably tired. You needed to get home and have that glass of rum and eggnog.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/the-night-christmas-and-im-scrambling-get-it-all-done" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/the-night-christmas-and-im-scrambling-get-it-all-done#commentsProcrastinationbest betchristmas shoppingcostcoeggnogexact timefree timegee whizgood intentionsHavensmotivation procrastinationprocrastinationscientific knowledgethin lineupsFri, 24 Dec 2010 22:25:41 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.52422 at http://www.psychologytoday.comDo Procrastination Researchers Procrastinate?
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<p>I have had a fair amount of press for my work on procrastination over the years, but this one Later: What does procrastination tell us about ourselves? by James Surowiecki is a nice treat. I get to be mentioned among luminaries, really people at the top of the academic game, like David Laibson, George Akerlof, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Ainslie.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/do-procrastination-researchers-procrastinate" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/do-procrastination-researchers-procrastinate#commentsProcrastinationanecdotebad newschecking accounteasy accesseconomic implicationsgeorge ainsliegeorge akerlofgood stuffjames surowieckijoseph stiglitzlast ten yearsluminariespersonal circumstancespreparing for retirementprocrastinatingprocrastinationthief of timeFri, 03 Dec 2010 21:02:55 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.51349 at http://www.psychologytoday.comThe True Meaning of Procrastination
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<p>Is procrastination a good thing?</p><p><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/the-true-meaning-procrastination" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201012/the-true-meaning-procrastination#commentsProcrastinationChristmasdefinition of procrastinationenglish dictionaryfree dictionarygeorge ainsliehistorylast mealpanelistprocrastinationprofessor georgesamuel johnsonslownesstv interviewThu, 02 Dec 2010 20:15:43 +0000Piers Steel, Ph.D.51315 at http://www.psychologytoday.com