Procrastination doesn’t seem to me to be on the same scale as mental disorders. I think of it as more of a bad habit.
While I don’t much go in for whizzy systems, I do appreciate GTD for its two principals:
- Write down everything you want to get accomplished
- Only focus on the next thing you need to do in the steps to getting something accomplished
By being disciplined about managing my commitments, I can lower the barrier to productivity. Reading blogs is a hell of a lot easier than learning to drive, but if I'm faced with the choice between pressing J and finding the number of a local driving school, I’m more likely to do the right thing, productivity-wise.
Getting Things Done helps me think in the right terms to overcome my natural procrastination.