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Why Do We Procrastinate? The Data Behind Procrastination

Why Do We Procrastinate? The Data Behind Procrastination | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you are constantly putting things off to the last minute, running late, not meeting deadlines, etc., it is safe to say that you are a procrastinato
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How To Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good

How To Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
When we start practicing this with simple things -- everyday things that aren't emotionally charged -- we make it easier to do when we need help with big things, or when we need to be vulnerable about big things. Asking other people for help isn't be...
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Overwhelm & Procrastination: Two sides of the same coin?

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Clutter is Killing Your Creativity

Clutter is Killing Your Creativity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Why a messy desk isn’t as artistic as you think
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 6, 2015 5:52 AM

Just because it's there doesn't mean it's in the right place!! for your/my success! Sometimes it takes getting organized to see things for what they really are at times people to!

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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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Agnes Ng's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:39 AM

Read this article to learn effective strategies to beat procrastination.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 6, 2015 7:09 AM

There is a nAme for it! And overcoming ways out of it! In times of past some have said " you are wasting time doing nothing so either --it or get off the pot and give someone else their turn" but come to find out it wasn't constipation but procrastinAtion that had them backed up! A problem sitting on the pot for no matter how long would solve! It was the getting of the pot and doing something productive that need be would have! Where there is no try there can be no failure or success! It's get up off the potty time! And do something productive even if out of the comfort zone! God style!

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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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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 6, 2015 7:49 AM

Oh well!  Truth is truth!

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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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17 Reasons Why You Never Accomplish Anything At Work.

17 Reasons Why You Never Accomplish Anything At Work. | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Sometimes when you need to be most productive you never accomplish anything at work! Here are 17 reasons why.
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How to Stop Procrastinating in 3 Minutes With One Simple Question

How to Stop Procrastinating in 3 Minutes With One Simple Question | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Feeling stuck right now? Learn the simple question that will pull you out of any time-wasting slump and kick your butt into gear...
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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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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 6, 2015 6:27 AM

Yes it's action time! 

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 2:02 AM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:58 AM

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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