the power of the next action
When I think about it I work backwards to look at how I try and overcome procrastination.
When I strike procrastination on my larger projects, I get very very granular in my next action. For example one of my current projects is drafting a policy discussion/consultation document on an area of my work. Having had "draft options section" on my next actions list for a couple of weeks and just never getting to it, I changed the next action to - draft paragraph on the criteria [Japan] uses when [dealing with similar issues]". I did this action within 24 hours of renaming it (and so was able to check that next action off as "done")
So I think the reason I procrastinate on big projects is that working on them doesn't give me the satisfaction of getting something "done".
Last edited by sonyavdg; 09-04-2013 at 02:36 PM.
Reason: read OP better so amended post to better address the question