From today’s Organizer Lady newsletter:
Make a vow to yourself, another person, or post to members of an OnLine group for one specific thing you have been procrastinating about. Include a consequence and a time schedule. Sample: “I will deal with one pile of papers (designate the pile) by such and such a date or I will donate to a cause I hate.” Sometimes you can say, “I will not eat a meal until I pay the overdue water bill.”
This is not the only way of attacking procrastination but it is a powerful one. If you have something you really must do, but you haven’t, use this method.
Okay—I will finish my part of the planning for finishing at least one of my incomplete classes for the semester before the weekend or I will go to church with my parents.