The most helpful strategy Dan could adopt is to set time limits. In the short term, this would give him an idea of when his work would finish. As it is, he simply gives himself all evening. This is very inefficient. Time limits would also help him complete his long term tasks in good time. Left to his own devices, he wastes precious weeks his procrastination is understandable, given that he finds working so difficult . A timetable would be a good start.