Faced with an important task, how often do you say to yourself, "I have plenty of time to do this later"?
Or "I'll do it first thing in the morning, when my mind's fresh"?
Or "I just need to [fill in the blank] first"?
These are all signs of a procrastinator. We all do it sometimes--maybe you're procrastinating even now by reading this article.
Procrastinators love distraction. And if there's one thing we're surrounded by in our current information age, it's distraction.
Whether you're online, tuned in to mass media, or communicating with others, there's always something else to do.
Researchers who study human behavior have found that bossing yourself around may hold the secret to getting things done.