Monday, August 6, 2012

Procrastination Makes You Sick

Do you often replace high-priority tasks (important jobs) with those of low-priority time wasters (like TV, computer games, email, texting, reading and the like), causing yourself stress and lack of productivity? If you do this regularly and your life being harmed by it, you are among the 20% of people who describe themselves as chronic procrastinators.
Those of us who struggle with organization know this problem very well. Clutter is the result of neglecting organizing basics such as putting things up immediately or failing to set up or follow organizing systems and schedules. Some procrastinators appear relaxed and unworried about keeping on top of their responsibilities. Others feel overwhelmed and pressured as procrastination has a debilitating effect on their personal and business lives. Both reap negative results because of their neglectful habits.
Studies show that procrastinators develop physical problems resulting from the stress caused by problems caused by this destructive lifestyle. If you have this problem, you will benefit from beginning to face its causes and cures.

You may procrastinate for one or more of a variety of reasons.
• Perfectionism - Fear of not doing the job well enough.
• Depression - Lack of mental energy caused by a variety of mental issues.
• Forgetfulness - Lose track of what needs to be done and when.
• Low grade physical impairment - Undiagnosed illnesses such as low thyroid, anemia, or several other “small” overlooked physical causes can drain the energy it takes to negotiate a well-ordered life.
• Lack of childhood training on how to set and accomplish goals.

Whatever the reason, it takes energy to address and begin to overcome the problem. Do yourself a favor. Take a step, even if it is a small one, to begin to address and overcome the problem.
Read books such as Organizing for Life, a  time management book such as Organizing Your Day,  or a book on procrastination that has a practical application.  Both of the named books are by Sandra Felton and found on the web site  Find a pattern for living and follow it. Join a support group like one of those found on the Messies Anonymous site   
“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.”
Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

Sandra Felton
Founder, Messies Anonymous
Author: NEW! Organizing Your Day


  1. Hi Sandra,

    I have enjoyed reading your books and your daily reminders also, have been a blessing in my life.
    I saw you on You Tube and the Videos you made were very helpful.
    Thanks for all the work you do,helping so many people become more organized.

  2. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again

    Leather Organizer

  3. I've just discovered your book, Winning the Clutter War, and i'm enjoying it since page number one. Finally I feel that i've met someone who really understands the feeling behind this habit! I've created a link to your blog in my last post, hope you don't mind!
    Thanks for your sharing! Now following *