Thank you for this overview and these instructions, as I think that they are a good start for anyone: tying loose ends.
Also, motivation for stopping the procrastination habit is to see where it got you so far. Really, when you look back, most of the time the time you get when you delay something you don't even fill it with anything useful.
I also think that rewarding yourself for everything you don't put off is a good start, whereby later you reward yourself for evey second, third etc. thing you do right away even though you were able to put it off.]]>
Thanks for the comment - that's a great observation and very useful for people to know. Sometimes, it's actually "starting" that a lot of people have problems with!
A powerful technique to help overcome the problem with "starting" and to begin going "auto-pilot" is to visualise already completing what you needed to do.
Simply imagine a point in the future, when the action is already "done". Take a few moments to imagine how great it feels having completed the task and it will help you to make a start. If you've fooled your mind into thinking that it's already done then you easily overcome the fear of starting!
If you still have problems with "starting" then, think back to a time when you did something similar and run through what you did. You'll find that running through a what you did before, makes what needs to be done next seem much easier (as you've remembered how easy it really is!). Does that make sense?]]>