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Procrastination Tips

But Procrastination Feels So Right...

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 02.28.2014 | 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 Kick Your Procrastination Habit

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

How will your life, your career, your relationships suffer as a result of inaction? Remind yourself that it's not just about how hard this or that task is -- it's about putting real effort into a thing you care about. And I promise you, there's no better reward than that.

7 Things to do Instead of Writing College Essays

Joseph Dobson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Teen
Joseph Dobson

As a senior in high school, I spend a lot of my time on college applications, but more so doing anything I can to push them off a little bit longer. So, procrastinating just a little more, here's a list of things to do instead of writing college essays.

4 Ways To Stop Procrastinating

Blake Kernen | Posted 11.09.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

I am the leader of a great and powerful nation: The Procrastination. I'm going to finally admit it. I could wait until tomorrow, because well, as a procrastinator, that's my nature, but instead I'm going to take ownership of it today.

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

How to Get Over Procrastination in a Day

Hillary Rettig | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business
Hillary Rettig

On Tuesday I procrastinated worse than I had in months. I couldn't even approach my desk, and spent a large part of the day in bed. Not sick, just hiding.

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.

The Complete Guide To Procrastinating At Work

Quartz | Anna Codrea-Rado | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

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8 Tricks To Stop Procrastinating

Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business

By Christina DesMarais, visit Inc. You have a project to do, but it's big and complex and overwhelming. Or maybe you've done a task so many tim...

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!

Dreading a Task? 5 Tips for Getting Yourself to Tackle it

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Don't accuse yourself of being lazy or being a procrastinator and ask: Why is this so difficult? The fact that you're finding it hard to make yourself do something is a sign that maybe you should be doing something else.

How to Get Things Done: Separate Your Work Modes

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We all procrastinate. Whether it's putting off the challenging phone call or trolling Facebook when we should be writing a proposal, we all avoid certain tasks.

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.

Overcoming Procrastination: 7 Strategies to Get the Job Done

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

What is procrastination really about? It's about starting something. It's making a transition. And we don't like transitions. We don't like to wait to adjust. We want to be in a constant state of comfort.

Why Procrastination Is Good for You: 5 Ways to Make it Work

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Some people are methodical by nature. It makes them physically ill to leave things until right before the deadline. But if you're the type of person who likes the focused energy of just-in-time delivery, here are five ways to make procrastination work for you.

Are You A Procrastinator? How To Stop Now

SavvySugar | Posted 02.17.2012 | Women

Some people may wonder why procrastination advice seems to never work for them and if there is a deeper issue at hand. Well, for 20 percent of the pop...

Don't Let That Dreaded Call Go to Voice Mail

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've found that articulating a specific rule is a great way to make sure that my habits and tendencies contribute to my happiness, instead of detracting from it.

What To Do When Your Child Procrastinates

Susan Stiffleman | Posted 11.01.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My eleven-year-old is the worst procrastinator in the world. I have to threaten to ground him to get him to do things he doesn't want ...

How To Keep From Procrastinating Your Life Away

David Wygant | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

Have you heard about the new disease that is sweeping the nation? It is called "procrastinitis," and it makes approach anxiety look like an over-the-counter illness.

Finding The 'Me' Factor

Amy Domestico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Domestico

How do we stop this bad habit, the habit of not taking care of ourselves and putting everything and anything else before us?

Behind In Your Work? Tips For Getting Ahead

David Leibow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Leibow

The fall semester has been underway for only a few weeks and you're already behind in your work. This was not your intention. You'd planned to hit the ground running. You were going to turn over a new leaf this semester and become the student you knew you could be.