You Can Slowly Win the War Against Procrastination

Here’s how I’m learning to do it. And you can too.

Tim Denning
The Startup
Published in
4 min readMay 17, 2021

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Procrastination is a war against your time.

I’ve suffered from procrastination a lot. I’ve given many of my best writing hours to the enemy of procrastination. Learning about procrastination and why you do it can help you overcome it. You’re not lazy. You’re not stupid. You procrastinate when you’re looking for the perfect time to work.

There is no such thing as the perfect time. Took me years to learn that.

This Technique Is Effective and Stupidly Simple

Break your work down into tiny parts.

Fiona, The Millennial Money Woman, says to keep breaking down your work until procrastination passes.

When your work feels too enormous to do, you put off starting it. When your work feels smaller it’s easier to start it.

Practically, here’s how I do it as a writer. I start with a plan to write 4-5 blog posts in one 8-hour stretch on either a Thursday or a Saturday. Over the last week, if I find I’m procrastinating, then I commit to write one blog post. If that doesn’t work, then I commit to write a headline and an intro.

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Tim Denning
The Startup

Aussie Blogger with 1B+ views that made me 7-figures — Get my free email course: https://timdenning.com/1k-mb