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Overcoming Procrastination

WATCH: Tapping into Action and Motivation

Brad Yates | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Procrastination happens... but it is not an incurable disease. I hope this will help you get going on what's important. If you are new to tappi...

4 Ways to Use Goals and Rewards to Beat Procrastination

Avelist | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

Procrastination is the monster of our over-connected times. We seem to have so many things to do, yet never find the right mood or time to do them all. We put off what seems boring and what causes us discomfort, and it piles up quickly.

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

R.L. Adams | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
R.L. Adams

Overcoming procrastination can be difficult at times. We're creatures of habit. And, when those habits involve things that lend themselves to our tendencies to procrastinate, the hurdles become even greater. But, by leveraging a few powerful hacks, we can help to override and overcome procrastination at its core.

5 Simple Ways to Be Radically Engaged in Your World

Andrea Driessen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Driessen

In a world of bombarding distraction, how can you become more connected to your loved ones and feel deeper satisfaction with all that surrounds you? How can you capture moments of radical engagement?

Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks

Stephanie Ciccarelli | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Stephanie Ciccarelli

If you're anything like me, once I'm focused, I'm off to the races. But it takes some effort to get there, and may require changing things up a bit to achieve success.

Slogging Through The Middle

Samantha Bennett | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

It's so exciting at The Beginning, isn't it? You're learning, you're launching, you're out there on the far edge of your experience and it's a real thrill. Then. Then comes The Middle.

How to Procrastinate Without Feeling Guilty

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

The not doing that some call "procrastination" is universally steeped in shame and guilt and treats this incubation period like it should be included in the list of deadly sins next to greed and murder.

Before You Quit Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur, Read This

| Rahul Varshneya | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all re...

How to Take the Procrastination Out of Homework and Jumpstart the Process

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Kids will try anything to not start homework. And who can blame them? Starting is hard. In fact, it's the hardest part.

Why We Procrastinate

The New Yorker | Maria Konnikova | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

Want to hear my favorite procrastination joke? I’ll tell you later. Piers Steel, a psychologist at the University of Calgary, has saved up countl...

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. W...

Procrastination Be Gone!

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

Trying to get stuff done can be downright hard. Somedays I can just never seem to win my fight with the procrastination monsters. It can be really, really frustrating!

Lessons I Learne as a Writer, Part Three

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 08.17.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Are you procrastinating in your writing because you fear that people may not want to read what you have to say? Are you afraid of failure so you make every excuse as to why you cannot finish what you have started?

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Beat Procrastination

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Small Business

Apparently, psychologists struggle with procrastination, too. At least that's what one would conclude from a recent PsyBlog review of all the studi...

10 Fool-Proof Keys to Creative Flow

Melissa Dinwiddie | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Dinwiddie

Creative taps never permanently dry up; they just get rusty from disuse. The secret to opening the flow is simply to do something.

When You're Staring Blankly at Your Computer

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When you're staring blankly at your computer or painfully aware that you're not doing what you need to get done, it's easy to fall into some time-investment traps. You're not alone, and the key is often breaking down what you need to get done into the smallest of baby steps.

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

Seriously, there are better things you could be doing than what you're procrastinating on. If there is a lot going on in your life, the last thing you want on your mind is that thing you still have to do that you've been putting off for a while. That

Be Fearless: Kick Procrastination in the Butt Once and for All

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my patients, prior to seeing me, have a hard time getting started with projects and getting things done. They do everything but what they need to be doing.

7 Habits Of Uber-Productive People

Inc. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

By Jeff Haden, visit Inc. Some people get more done than others--a lot more. Sure, they work hard. And they work smart. But they possess oth...

How To (Finally!) Stop Procrastinating

The Daily Muse | Posted 01.15.2013 | Small Business

By Varci Vartanian | The Daily Muse I can think of a thousand things I’d rather do than sit in front of a spreadsheet (scrubbing bathtub tile gro...

Overcoming Procrastination, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz shared her advice on overcoming procrastination when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. If there is something you need t...

Do You Procrastinate?

Christine Eilvig | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I used to have very long "to do" lists. My energy would drop when I looked at them, because they reminded me of all the things I hadn't had time to get done. And because I didn't feel like finishing the things on my list, a heavy feeling quickly spread through my body.

How I Went From Late-30s Slouch to Early-40s Sexy Without Ever Using the Words 'I Really Should...'

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Hanaan Rosenthal

It's important to replace beliefs that make you procrastinate with ones that will make you fit. Once you do, your subconscious will begin to change direction, and there will be very little struggle between mind and body.

Stop Procrastinating! 5 Steps To Get The Job Done

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

As you slough the items off your to-do list and get closer to your goal of completion, be sure to notice your clear head, renewed energy, and increased momentum and focus. There is truly peace in completion -- enjoy it!

Procrastinate... Later

Dr. Kristene Doyle | Posted 07.15.2012 | College
Dr. Kristene Doyle

As much as humans engage in these self-sabotaging behaviors, we do have the ability to change. If procrastination is a problem for you, here are some strategies to help you overcome it.