My greatest defect.
Present in almost all aspects of my live... Like my house, it's a mess right now, but I have time to clean, I just don't do it. I'd rather stay in bed and do nothing (high tolerance to boredom). “Why do something when I could just not do it?” (Sad, maybe even funny, but true)
Procrastinate even when the subject is girls: "Nahh, I'll invite her out next week..." Doing it for a few weeks now. But I still have a chance ;) I “can’t” call her right now because I would eventually have to clean my room. (If you know what I mean…)
Luckily it doesn't affect my work much. Tight deadlines, colleagues and the boss do a great job at pressuring me, therefore keeping me on track. I'm not complaining about that, it’s a good thing. I just fear my laziness will infiltrate even more on my job and make it not good.
I’m a software developer, so I also have some personal projects to do on my spare time. I get to start them, they are quite promising, but always end up left aside.
So I ask, how do I overcome laziness and procrastination? I don't think I can do it on my own, or I'm just too lazy to try.
The answer given by @sskates fitted best with my urgent need to get back on track, and here is how I did it:
Got a sheet of A4 paper and a whiteboard maker. Lists of small tasks with big letters can be made quite fast when using them. I could at that moment continue with the list making, but why overwhelm myself with a bunch of “TODO” lists if I could overwhelm myself with a bunch of “I’VE DONE IT” lists? So I set off to complete my first list and write new ones when all the task of the previous one were complete.
When I posted the second list on the wall, right next to the first completed one, I got a “Wow, now I just have to do 50% of the tasks, because the other half is already done.” The percentage just kept on falling for each following list. It was a great motivation to see just one list of small undone tasks beside a few lists of tasks already taken care of.
I also liked the other answers. I think they fit better with my next step, which is to stay on track and not let things get out of hand as they did before.