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The Real Reason You're Procrastinating, and How to Fix It

Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but these 4 steps can help you cut down on it dramatically.
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5 Tips to Help You Take Action to Overcome Your Fear

5 Tips to Help You Take Action to Overcome Your Fear | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I've learned five helpful things about taking action that may help you finally overcome that fear of doing something you want to do.
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The 7 Energy Sinkholes (and How to Avoid Them)

The 7 Energy Sinkholes (and How to Avoid Them) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Energy sinkholes are situations that repeatedly drain your energy and stress you out. There are plenty of good reasons to invest your energy, so don’t wast
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Taming the Digital Distractions That Make Your PC a Time Waster

Taming the Digital Distractions That Make Your PC a Time Waster | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Programs to improve productivity range from those that monitor your habits to those that block time-wasting sites.
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4 Steps To Become More Decisive

4 Steps To Become More Decisive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Not all of us are born decisive just like not all of us are born gym fanatics. I should know, I’m neither.
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donhornsby's curator insight, September 28, 11:12 AM

(From the article): Knowing what you want is the single biggest factor which will help you become more decisive. When I work with several stakeholders on a project, the best thing to do when we face an obstacle and a decision needs to be made is to revisit the initial objective.

 

In the same way, you need to figure out what life you want for yourself. You need to sit down with a pen and paper and write and write and write until the answer starts becoming clearer. That’s the way I do it. At first, its really vague statements that come out (e.g. I want to draw but then keep digging, draw what? Write what, for whom). Set aside a time everyday for 3 days. If it’s still not clear, give yourself a break and spend another 3 days the following week at it.



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When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen

When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Social media can be a great tool for keeping in touch with people, making new friends, and socializing effectively. Unfortunately not everyone uses it that way. For many, checking Facebook has become almost like a job.
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Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are

Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate. Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University has categorised a few basic types of time-wasters, and has solutions for them too.
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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.
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donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 9:09 PM

(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

David Hain's curator insight, July 18, 2:02 AM

Self motivation - now you know..!

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Get excited!! 

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Procrastinate Now – Don’t Put it Off!

Are you having difficulties in producing the results you want because of procrastination? Are you keeping on delaying and putting things away in life?
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Need Help with Procrastination? Try Breaking It Down

Need Help with Procrastination? Try Breaking It Down | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

There are as many reasons for procrastination as there are people, and one of the main reasons is that the task at hand seems too overwhelming or difficult. If we could only get started! The truth is that if a task seems too big and overwhelming, you just don't know where to start.

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Top 10 Ways to Beat a Bad Mood

Top 10 Ways to Beat a Bad Mood | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Feeling grumpy? It happens to the best of us. Stress is one thing, but some days, your brain just decides it's in a bad mood and it feels impossible to beat it. Don't give in. Here are 10 simple ways to kill that bad mood.
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How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits

How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much. They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 18, 7:58 AM

(From the article): In this article I would like to share 9 habits that have helped me in a big, big way to become a simpler and smarter thinker and to live a happier and less fearful life.

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How to Be More Effective at Work and Avoid the Ostrich Problem

How to Be More Effective at Work and Avoid the Ostrich Problem | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We’ve all probably heard that ostriches stick their heads in sand when they sense danger. (Obviously, if you ignore something, it goes away, right?
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Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here's what's getting in the way of getting work done.
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10 Effective Strategies To Fight Procrastination

10 Effective Strategies To Fight Procrastination | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Here are 10 effective sure fire strategies you can use to fight procrastination and become more productive in your business ventures and day to day life. These
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Read this article to learn effective strategies to beat procrastination.

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9 Procrastination-Conquering Strategies You Haven't Heard Before

9 Procrastination-Conquering Strategies You Haven't Heard Before | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Don't put off reading this article until tomorrow.
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James Victore’s Tricks and Treats for Getting Motivated

James Victore’s Tricks and Treats for Getting Motivated | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you’re struggling to feel motivated, using tricks or treats may be all you need to get the momentum going again.
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10 Lies To Stop Telling Yourself About Making Changes in Life

10 Lies To Stop Telling Yourself About Making Changes in Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Making changes in life is something people often make excuses for. However, letting those excuses prevent you from making important changes can impact you in negative ways.
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5 Things You're Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren't

5 Things You're Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren't | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
These habits are good intentioned, but could be sabotaging your productivity.
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4 Simple Methods for Quicker Decision-Making for Procrastinators and the Indecisive

4 Simple Methods for Quicker Decision-Making for Procrastinators and the Indecisive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Life is full of choice, and whilst it is understandable that we fret over life’s major pathways—Should I go to university? Should I change career sector this late on? When should we start a family?
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The Surprising Strategy One Man Used to Eliminate Procrastination

The Surprising Strategy One Man Used to Eliminate Procrastination | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Tips for how you can stick to better habits and master your willpower.
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The Cure for Your Distraction Syndrome

By Leo Babauta: 

I  absolutely adore the Internet, but there’s no doubt it has made us more distracted than ever.

 

I can see this in myself, and in watching everyone else around me: constant use of laptops, switching between browser tabs, checking things on iPhones, typing in a message here and there … we all do it.

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The Science Behind Why You Procrastinate In The Afternoon (and How To Stop)

The Science Behind Why You Procrastinate In The Afternoon (and How To Stop) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It’s 3 p.m. and you find yourself struggling to focus on work. You can’t seem to stop checking Facebook. Instead of being productive, you welcome distractions like text messages and co-workers coming...
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The Unexpected Connection Between Procrastinating and Being Productive

The Unexpected Connection Between Procrastinating and Being Productive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

The Unexpected Connection Between Procrastinating and Being Productive GovExec.com I lost focus (sporadically) and stared off into space, I stepped completely away from the office (not just at lunch), I read, I made personal telephone calls...

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