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Archives for September, 2012

General

Stop Procrastinating Today… Not Tomorrow

Earlier this week I wrote and entry about reasons we procrastinate and negative consequences.  As promised this entry contains tips for ways to stop procrastinating.  In writing this I thought of what helps me when I  am tempted to revert back to procrastination.  Believe me,  I am tempted as procrastinating seems like the better option when I'm overwhelmed.  However, I know this is not the truth and I am a true believer that...
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Coping

Why Procrastinate?

I have to admit, I used to live by the motto: "Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow?" Honestly, I still find myself thinking this way from time to time.  American aphorist Mason Cooley stated, "procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder".  So why do we procrastinate?

For those of us who procrastinate, we may often find that in doing so, we create unnecessary obstacles.  We find ourselves racing to...
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Courage

Just Say NO… It’s Okay

We have all experienced a moment where we have been approached by a friend, co-worker, or maybe even a spouse and asked to do something we really didn't feel like doing.   We've also had those moments where instead of saying no, we've smiled and responded with the dreaded "yes".  So why do we have difficulties telling others no when we don't feel like doing something? 

The Golden Rule Effect

Many of us were instructed at a...
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emotional health

I Just Don’t Feel Like It: How to Motivate Yourself

Let's be honest, we all have some time where we just don't feel like it.  The "it" may be going to work, tackling a project, completing chores, helping the kids with homework, or just getting out of the bed.  Whatever the "it" is, sometimes we just don't feel like doing it.

I've been in this slump lately.  I've noticed that often when I'm unmotivated, I'm usually overwhelmed. Being overwhelmed is...
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