By Leo Babauta

In this webinar, I shared ways in how we can learn the art of failing to procrastinate. I also answered some awesome questions!

You can download this video here, or download just the audio. Or watch below.

Here are the notes from my talk:

The Art of Failing to Procrastinate:

Douglas Adams: There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

We’re going to take that approach today with Unprocrastination — all we have to do is fail to procrastinate.

The problem with failing to procrastinate is that we have been doing it for so long that it has become rather an ingrained habit. So we have a bit of inertia and grooves to undo.

Why we procrastinate:

How to fail:

  1. Don ’t give yourself comfortable ways to procrastinate — create moats.
  2. Change your environment.
  3. Reverse the groove — make it very easy to start.
  4. Give yourself a low bar — you don’t have to do it all day long. Lower your shoulds.
  5. Make it an imperative — turn your remaining shoulds into musts.
  6. Find the joy in it, to reinforce the new habit.
  7. Let yourself procrastinate on the less important stuff — the key is to prioritize, choose the most important things, and procrastinate on the rest

Questions and Answers

Questions answered in this video: