You got this.

Breathe.

If you’re here, it’s probably because you feel that your procrastination is actively harming your life in some way.

Procrastination can sometimes feel overwhelming, and you might get the sense that no matter what you do, you won’t be able to overcome it.

That’s wrong.

As long as you arm yourself with the right plan of action, and then put in the effort to follow through on it, you will be able to reduce your procrastination problem, if not solve it entirely. Just the fact that you’re here reading this means that you’ve noticed that you have a problem and that you’ve started trying to solve it, which already puts you way ahead on your journey to overcoming your procrastination.

Here’s what you should do next:

  • If this is your first time on this site, and you’re not sure where to start, go to the guide on how to stop procrastinating. If nothing else, read the first section, which summarizes the guide and contains the main things that you need to know. If you feel like reading one more thing after that, take a look at the short section in that guide on developing self-compassion; if you came to this page, it’s likely that reading that section will help you a lot.
  • If you’ve already started dealing with your procrastination problem and you feel like it’s too much, don’t worry about it. Change is difficult, and it can be mentally draining sometimes. So take a short break, and give yourself a few days to relax. Then, once you’ve had a chance to recharge, come back, and start dealing with your procrastination again.
  • If you want some motivation, and to feel that you’re not alone in this, you can read the many things that people have said about procrastination throughout history, on the procrastination quotes page.
  • If you don’t feel like dealing with any of this right now, but you do want to get useful tips on dealing with procrastination in the future, go here.