What’s the root cause of your procrastination?

What’s the root cause of your procrastination? Procrastination can manifest itself in many forms and for many reasons. It’s primarily the avoidance of a task or project that needs to be done usually within a certain time frame. Few of us have escaped the clutches of procrastination at one time or another in our life because it’s so easy to succumb to its seductive ways.

Procrastination can take many forms such as watching too much television, being on the internet more than you need to, browsing through your email, excessive reading, doing unnecessary household chores, being on the telephone, over sleeping, and even the excuse of helping a friend. Procrastinators seldom do nothing, but what they do is hardly useful.

For many the underlying root problem of procrastination is fear and anxiety. Do you feel anxious about a task and do you choose to ignore it? This is a serious problem for students who have many deadlines to meet but it’s also a growing problem for those in the home and workplace. (more…)

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What are you putting off?

Have you ever had a task that you’ve been putting off? Does it make you feel guilty and uneasy? Do you have a strong sense of non-completion that you seem to have a lot of loose ends? I know that everyone can relate to these questions.

My wife and I are in the process of better organizing our house. Just the thought of this makes us feel overwhelmed. We’ve been living in our house over thirty years. We’re collectors of everything! The thought of us actually parting with something is very nerve-wracking indeed! (more…)

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