How to get motivated

How to get motivated – a guide for defeating procrastination

I think this is one of the most useful infographics I’ve seen in a very long time:

A Guide for Defeating Procrastination

Alex Vermeer:

Two of my recent posts were meant to highlight clear, actionable things we can do to defeat procrastination – whether it’s general life and environment changes or things that can be done immediately – based on The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel.

They’re a bit long, and despite my best intentions to use as many of the methods from the book as possible, when I’m in the middle of procrastinating I don’t tend to go out of my way to look up a post, find a method, and implement it.

It needs to be easier; it needs to be as easy as possible!

So, I created a flowchart, to be printed in colour and posted somewhere visible, to help me actually use the anti-procrastination advice I so desperately need!

You can download the image from above (2560 x 1440px) or from Alex’s site (all the way up to 7100 x 5000px). To be able to read the text relatively easily, you will need to print it at A3 size or above.

Take a look, and see whether Alex’s tips help you as much as they have me when the need for additional motivation calls.

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!