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 is the cost of perfectionism?

What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is defined as a meticulous drive to attain excellence. My next question is…At what cost are you willing to attain excellence?

Perfectionism is generally regarded as good and desirable. Imperfection in business is perceived as bad or negative. This false perception hinders the creative process, which in turn stifles the productivity of the business. How can you succeed, if you’re afraid of not being perfect? (more…)

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A Sad Story of Depression

I read a sad story in the newspaper the other day. It was about a college student from The College of New Jersey who was going to graduate this week and go to law school. This student was reported missing a month ago. The body was found. Unfortunately, The New York City medical examiner said that the cause of death was drowning by suicide.

The student’s name was Paige Aiello. She was twenty-two years old, an honors student, and was captain of her college tennis team. Paige was described as honest, loyal, and selfless. Her friends described her as the glue that kept everyone together. They mentioned that she would constantly put everyone before herself. (more…)

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Are You Tired?
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Are You Tired?

What is the difference between feeling tired and experiencing symptoms of fatigue? That’s a very good question and it’s important to understand the difference. If you’re just a little tired, you can recover quickly, but long bouts with fatigue could signal a problem.

Everyone gets fatigue from time to time. In and of itself, fatigue isn’t a bad thing. It’s the body’s natural way of slowing you down so you can get some rest and feel restored. Everyone experiences this and it can be very healthy. (more…)

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