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Procrastination

How to Procrastinate Without Feeling Guilty

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 03.27.2015 | 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.

One No Fail Writer's Routine

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

I get off the floor and sit back at my desk. If no ideas are immediately forthcoming, I go upstairs to use my neti pot to unblock my sinus passages so oxygen can move freely to my brain; I blow my nose and return to my desk.

Why Wasting Time Might Be Exactly What Telecommuting Is All About

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

When we work at home, we have more options. These are the very options that appear to terrify so many managers. Yet often these are the very options that help inject a little more balance into our lives -- the options that make working from home so desirable.

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Jim Selman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Procrastination is a conversation that is more of a cover-up than an excuse. It blinds us to the fact that we're always choosing, and allows us to conceal or deny our responsibility for our choices.

How to Break Through Writer's Block... by Sitting Around Doing Nothing (Except Meditating!)

Amy Spies | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts
Amy Spies

Mindfulness helps me acknowledge my self-critical distractions, embrace the present of momentary sensations, scents, feelings, inhales, and then exhale it into my writing.

The Messages Are All Around You. The Answers Are Always There!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 02.21.2015 | Education
Keyon Bayani

If you are feeling lost, feeling down, searching for that "something," I dare you to make up an awesome playlist of inspirational, funky music, put your phone on flight mode and get out for some alone time and go for a walk.

What's Your Excuse?

Wendy Reese | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

There are moments when reality hits you like a medicine ball upside the head. I was silently complaining to myself about all the things that I am stru...

A 52-Second Guide To Ending Procrastination

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

It's that time of year again. Final papers are being written, work projects are wrapping up and there's so much holiday shopping to do. But every t...

Can't Stop Procrastinating? This Might Be Why

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're a procrastinator, you know the feeling of being sidetracked by a bunch of kitten videos when there's a huge project you should really be wor...

3 Ways to Leverage Your Inner Saboteur

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

As you practice this, your saboteur becomes a brilliant guide for staying true to your dream. The process becomes faster and easier. You'll find yourself in flow far more often. It is an exciting relationship to have in balance.

The Real Reason Why You're Late

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

There seems to be one common thread running through the behavior of chronically late individuals that is probably the most shared reason for them being perpetually tardy, and yet it is consistently overlooked. You are late because you don't want to be early.

What's the Cure for Shopping Dread?

Elizabeth Scarboro | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Scarboro

The problem is, I've treated shopping the way I've treated playing the guitar or meditating -- it's one of those things that I intend to learn to do, but I never get around to.

Turn Money Tricks Into Treats

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

This holiday season, watch out for money tricks! Halloween isn't the only time of the year where we're tricked into spending money on things we know ...

How to Save Yourself From the Tantalizing Lie of 'Later'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Allow yourself to make memories with the people you love, even if that rare night of shenanigans and laughter with friends is the reason you need that extra cup of coffee or fresh juice the next morning.

Standing Up For What We Believe in Is a Little Like Streaking

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.25.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Courage has many faces. I'm speaking about personal courage, staring honesty in the face and the boldness to stand up for what we believe.

Prep Now, Save Later: What to Do in October for the Holidays

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is already upon us. The ads are airing, the gifts are hitting store shelves and the mall decorations are already up! Thankfully, we are here to help with our second installment of the "Prep Now, Save Later" series.

The Personality Trait That Will Make You A Successful Midlifer

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, people can become so overwhelmed with multiple demands on their time that they can't get started on anything, much less those tasks that they need to get through somehow. You've got to get stuff done at work, pick up your kids, finish cleaning out your closets, maybe head to the gym, and get dinner on the table.

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.

7 Books That Will Change Your Life

Susie Moore | Posted 12.04.2014 | Books
Susie Moore

What I have here for you today is a curation of some of the books that have most impacted my life, changed me for the better and radically improved my quality of living. I feel sometimes like reading is cheating -- I get to learn from everyone else and use their experiences to drastically better my life.

The Root of Procrastination (And How to Change It Now)

Giuliana Cortese | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Giuliana Cortese

When we allow our fear to come up in the present moment, we can accept it as such and stay present. When we choose to be exactly where we are, it's easy to begin what we set out to do. This is the power of Now.

9 Time Management Tips for Freshmen That Actually Work

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.26.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Do you remember that all-nighter you pulled senior year of high school because your essay was due the next morning? Or that time you crammed for a test, even though your teacher gave you weeks to prepare?

How to Beat Resistance and Start Doing What You Want to Do!

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Whatever it is for you, don't put it off until tomorrow -- that's just the subtle voice of resistance talking. Every moment is an opportunity to step into the life you want to live.

5 Tricks To Teach Kids How To Avoid Procrastination

Michelle Howell Miller | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Michelle Howell Miller

Last year, kindergarten brought many firsts for our family. First alarm clock wake-ups. First tardy bells. First "official" attendance policy (we played hooky all the time in preschool). First best friends. And most significantly, first homework assignments.

Are You Good Friends With Time?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

You don't realize you are in a relationship with time and right now you are allowing that relationship to be dysfunctional. Time is one of the most important relationships in your life. In fact, it is the currency of your life.

Time Management for the Self-Employed

Debbe Daley | Posted 10.18.2014 | Small Business
Debbe Daley

If simple everyday work tasks are becoming daunting and difficult to accomplish due to the lack of available time in the day, developing an effective work plan for your business is a necessity.