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Procrastination Is Mostly About Fear

Video: We all procrastinate now and then. While it might feel like we procrastinate out of laziness or a lack of willpower, the root of the problem is often fear, as the video above from The School of Life illustrates.

Solving The Procrastination Puzzle: A Field Guide To Finally Getting Started

How often do you catch yourself putting things off until tomorrow? Does “tomorrow” ever really come? In Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, you’ll learn what causes you to procrastinate, how it can negatively affect your life, and some practical ways to fight it off.

Build Better Habits By Having Someone Else Dole Out Your Rewards

A good way to build a habit is to give yourself a specific reward when you stick to your habits. A better way is to have someone else control those rewards. Because, let’s face it, you can’t be trusted with them.

The Surprising Downsides Of Being An Overachiever

Being the office overachiever might feel good, what with all the pats on the back and thumbs ups from your boss. But there’s a fine line between doing your best work and being a chronic overachiever, which can set you up for failure. Here’s why you might want to rethink that “I can do it all” attitude.

Avoid Perfectionist Procrastination With These Two Red Flag Phrases

Perfectionism can certainly lead to procrastination and wasted work hours. These phrases can help you spot it and avoid the traps that usually come along with it.

Form A Virtual Pomodoro Group To Stop Slacking Off When Working Alone

When you’re working alone, there is no team or boss to hold you accountable, and tasks go unattended. Try forming a virtual group based on the Pomodoro technique, which works together and motivates each other.

'Sometimes Procrastination Is Really Information.'

We’re trained to think procrastination is a bad thing, but sometimes, it can actually be useful. Sometimes, looking at it deeply can reveal a problem, says Jan Yager, author of Put More Time On Your Side.

You Don't Have A Creative Block, You're Just Procrastinating

When you get writer’s block (or any other creative block) it can be tough to get past it. There are strategies you can use to get the juices flowing. They all have one thing in common: they involve actually doing the work. Why is that? According to author Jodi Picoult, it’s because writer’s block is just another name for procrastination.

Save Tedious Work For Your Daily Slumps (Whenever That May Be)

When you’ve got a pile of tedious work to complete, it might seem like a good idea to take it on when you’re feeling energised. You’re better off, however, doing the dull work when you’ve hit your slump and not everyone hits their slump at the same time.

Your Biggest Obstacle To Doing What You Want Is You

There are a lot of things that can hold you back in life: money, opportunity, other people. It’s disingenuous to say that it’s equally easy for everyone to do what they want. However, in nearly everyone’s case, the biggest obstacle to achieving your goals is yourself.

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