Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Women's Health

Font Size

Stop Procrastinating – Right Now!

Defang Your Fear

Much of procrastination is rooted in our fears about ourselves and our abilities, and confronting those concerns can help us get past mental roadblocks. When procrastinating over a scary task, ask yourself, "What's the most catastrophic thing that could happen?" suggests Fiore, and then figure out how you'd cope if that scenario were realized. Say you're afraid that you can't pull off writing that big presentation for your boss. OK, suppose you fail to deliver the project. Then what? Your boss will be disappointed, even angry, and you'll never get promoted. OK, so what will you do next? Keep going and figure out a plan for the unlikely chance that your worst fears come to pass. If you answer truthfully, you'll come to see that no matter what happens — if you get fired, if the cupcakes you make for the class are inedible, if you don't lose 10 pounds before your daughter's wedding — your life won't be over, so don't beat yourself up about it. By facing your fear, you allow yourself to stop worrying and start working — which makes it less likely that your worst-case scenario will come to pass.


Originally published on January 16, 2008


Related content on


1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Today on WebMD

hands on abdomen
Test your knowledge.
womans hand on abdomen
Are you ready for baby?
birth control pills
Learn about your options.
Is it menopause or something else?
woman in bathtub
bp app on smartwatch and phone
estrogen gene

Send yourself a link to download the app.

Loading ...

Please wait...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.


Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

Blood pressure check
hot water bottle on stomach
Attractive young woman standing in front of mirror