Helping Future You: Design Your Actions
One of the favorite tools psychologists use to overcome procrastination is called a “commitment device.”
A commitment device is a choice you make in the present that controls your actions in the future. It is a way to lock in future behavior, bind you to good habits, and restrict you from bad ones.
Commitment devices increase the odds that you‘ll do the right thing in the future by making bad habits difficult in the present.
Commitment devices can help you s…