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Procrastination

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...

Press Pause: How a Dose of Mindfulness Helped Me Overcome Procrastination

Ritu Riyat | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu Riyat

In the busyness of our lives it's easy to forget that we are all fearless, unique, brilliant individuals here to create something that only we can create. Our obstacles, big and small, get in the way and bring us to a slow crawl even a halt.

Procrastination Be Gone!

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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!

What's Your Financial Type? Take This Quiz

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money
Judith Orloff MD

Money can bring out your most fearful self or your largest heart. Which one you surrender to changes everything. How do you do this?

Lessons I Learne as a Writer, Part Three

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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?

'Bedtime Procrastination' Researcher Tells How To Beat The Problem

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

Children do it. Adults do it too. But why do we wind up putting off pillow time even when we're dead-tired? Scientists at Utrecht University in the...

Get Rid of Procrastination Once and for All

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

The thing that's so weird about procrastination is that everybody knows it doesn't get you where you want to go -- yet we still do it. And procrastination doesn't even feel good.

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating and Get Your Projects Done

Stacia Pierce | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

If you're constantly putting off projects, it's usually due to internal blockage. That block is just a mental barrier standing in the way of your success. Nevertheless you can bust through, clear your mind and confidently complete your projects.

What A Headache Taught Me About Procrastination

Anne Josephson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Anne Josephson

If I ignore it, it maybe it will go away. Maybe if I just ignored it long enough, my headache would go away without me having to do anything about it. While in this case that is likely true, why wouldn't I do something to speed up the process?

You Need to Catch Up With Your Future Self -- 3 Habits That Are Holding You Back

Kat Bern | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Bern

Your dream is a done deal. You just need to catch up with your future self.

Here's What Procrastinators Are Doing Instead Of Schoolwork

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Teen

Regardless of gender or age, you probably do your fair share of procrastinating if you're in school. A new study out Tuesday from StudyMode, an int...

Get Excited About the Upside

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

I bet you too are living in some form of clutter, whether it's physical, mental or emotional. And, you don't even realize the toll, how easy it could be to change it, and how great the upside will be. That's what we're here to convince you.

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...

7 Ways To Stop Procrastinating

Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Gail Saltz, M.D. Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life's big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after lea...

How Do You Stop Procrastinating? Use This 5-Minute Rule

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Bonior

Yes, the biggest magic of the five-minute rule comes from the fact that often, for procrastinators, starting is the hardest part.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

James Clear | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

We often think that we want an open road and the ability to choose any direction for ourselves. But sometimes, what we need is a tunnel that can reduce our choices and send us in a focused direction.

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Laurie Gerber | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Once I start actually thinking about my day or my to-dos, I know it's time to get up. My mind is already at my real job, I might as well get my body there, too.

Go Ahead, Blame Procrastination On Your Genes

Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Some people may be genetically predisposed to procrastinate, according to a new study. In addition, researchers found a genetic association betwee...

Writing Your Term Paper in 12 Steps

Oren Mendez | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Your chair is so uncomfortable. It's like sitting on daggers. How did you ever get anything done in this chair? You have to go to IKEA and buy a new chair right away.

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.

Behind On A Deadline? Read This

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe's tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron? If you have an impossible deadline, here's a quick read. (It should be -- you have a deadline, right?)

But Procrastination Feels So Right...

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Procrastination, when we put off doing something we are supposed to, is a form of avoidance. Like other forms of avoidance, procrastination can feel right or justified. Unlike social anxiety, phobias, and other forms of avoidance, however, it can be difficult to pinpoint when it is happening.

How to Make Yourself Do Something When You Just Don't Want To

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Thinking about the consequences of failure, ignoring your feelings and engaging in detailed planning don't sound as fun as advice like "Follow your passion!" or "Stay positive!" But they have the decided advantage of actually being effective -- which, as it happens, is exactly what you'll be if you use them.

Now! Later. No, Right Now! Maybe in a Bit.

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.21.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Why would those who intentionally but irrationally put things off, who don't seem pressured by time -- why would these same people also tend to make rash decisions, without thought or planning? Procrastination and impulsivity are the odd couple of the human mind.

How to Stop Procrastinating

Christine Hassler | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Procrastination is the thief of passion. Do you find yourself accountable to other people yet you delay doing the things that would support your personal and professional dreams? It's time to be courageous and move through any fear and resistance. You deserve your dreams and they are not going to just appear without taking steps toward them.