Is there such thing as a procrastination coach?
June 11, 2012 5:53 PM Subscribe
Can I hire a "life tutor" to help me kick procrastination and organize my projects?
posted by chocolatemilkshakes to grab bag (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently graduated and have a lot on my plate. A job, freelancing work, and a pretty big volunteer project. All of these are worked online from home. Unfortunately, I have carried my awful procrastination habit over from college (I was hoping it would magically disappear after I graduated...) This has negatively affected all of my projects, and I really can't go on like this. I've been trying pretty hard to do better and get more done every day. Although I've had sooome success, I also am not making any huge breakthrough. I've realized that part of my problem is that when I hit a wall and am not sure what to do on a project, that is when I procrastinate. So if I'm on a roll, moving along, I can get a lot done, but if I run into needing to do something I don't know how to do - I freeze. Or, more accurately I find an interesting Tubmlr or check Facebook.
I think it would be really helpful to have someone to help me work through things. I had a tutor once during a crazy class in college that I had gotten super behind on. She was great, because not only did she help me learn the material, but she helped me organize my time and make a step by step plan to tackle the whole project. I really wish that there was someone like this that could help with life in general. I feel like there must be, somewhere. It would be really cool if I could find someone that did 15-30 minute sessions occasionally to make plans and check in on progress, but also might be online on chat and available during the day - so when I felt like procrastinating I could chat them and say - "hey I'm stuck because I'm not sure how I should reply to this client (or fill in the blank with a task)," and the tutor/coach could just help me work through it until I made a decision, instead of being indecisive and totally quitting what I was working on.
Does someone like this exist? What are they called? Where can I find them? I'm looking for someone that would do all the coaching online. I don't currently have a car.