About this site

Solving Procrastination was created with a single goal in mind: to help people overcome their procrastination.

Quite a lot of material has already been published on the topic, but most of it missed the mark in some way. As such, the content on this site was written in order to serve as a comprehensive and definitive source which answers three main questions:

  • What is procrastination?
  • Why do we procrastinate?
  • What can we do in order to stop procrastinating?

The knowledge and advice on this site are aimed at anyone who views procrastination as a source of trouble in their life, whether you just want to procrastinate a bit less so you can be more productive, or whether you feel that you must overcome your procrastination because it is ruining your life.

The information on this site is based on the insights from numerous scientific articles on the topic, which represent decades of psychological and behavioral research on procrastination.

If you’re on this site for the first time and you want some guidance on how to get started, simply go to the “Start Here” page, which will direct you to the most appropriate source for you.


Frequently asked questions

Why are some of the articles so long?

The main articles on the site are so comprehensive because procrastination is a complex phenomenon, which warrants an in-depth explanation and an in-depth solution if you want to be able to deal with it successfully.

However, the articles are written in a way that makes them relatively easy to skim through, and every article has a section titled “summary and main takeaways” in the end, which summarizes the key points in the article.


Do you publish new content?

Yes, I occasionally publish new research and advice on how to deal with procrastination. If you would like to receive it directly to your inbox, you can sign up for the mailing list using the form below:

In addition, I also publish various types of relevant content on the site’s social media channels. If you want to make sure you see it, you can follow the site on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (if you’re not sure whether you’re interested, check out the accounts to see what type of content I publish there).


Can I share material from this site?

Feel free to share original images from this site or brief excerpts of texts, as long as you explicitly credit the site (Solving Procrastination) and link back to the relevant page where the content appears. If you’re not sure which page to link to, simply link back to the site’s homepage (https://solvingprocrastination.com), or contact me to ask.


Can I republish your articles?

If you would like to republish any of the articles that appear on this site (including cases where you would like to translate them first), please contact me first to ask for permission. I’m generally likely to approve the request, as long as you make sure to explicitly credit the original article (with a link and a clear attribution to the source).


What can I do if I have a question or a comment?

Simply send me a message through the contact form.


Who is behind this site?

My name is Itamar Shatz. I’m currently a PhD candidate at Cambridge University, and I also maintain a popular blog called Effectiviology, where I write about science and philosophy that have practical applications.