10/05/2011 02:26 pm ET Updated Dec 05, 2011

5 Ways To Kick A Bad Habit (Or Form A Good One)

In the past, I had a bad habit of procrastinating. I was such a procrastinator that I would find anything to do other than what I was actually supposed to be doing. Some of my best cleaning and cooking (and I'm so not a cook) has been done as I neglected my other mandatory obligations. Consider it the secret rebel in me or someone who simply couldn't shake a bad habit. The result: scrambling around trying to complete a laundry list of tasks at the last minute. As my work load increased, I knew I had to learn to kick this bad habit before I allowed myself to eventually become ineffective.

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