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Are You Postponing Your Life Until Tomorrow? 8 Ways to Start Living NOW

Are You Postponing Your Life Until Tomorrow? 8 Ways to Start Living NOW | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

There is nothing worse than looking back at life with regret. But if we keep walking the road of constant procrastination, this outcome is guaranteed. It’s not too late to make the necessary changes.


I was controlled by an eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, for over a decade. During this time, I postponed eating and living always to the future. I didn’t want to “waste” calories today if I could eat tomorrow when there might be better food, a nicer atmosphere or better circumstances. I didn’t want to let myself go today if I might be able to do that tomorrow. I didn’t skip harming workouts to go out and have fun because of the chance that tomorrow would be a better opportunity.


Unsurprisingly, tomorrow never came around. At least, the “right” tomorrow on which I could finally start taking care of myself was seemingly elusive and the result was me walking down a very dangerous path.


Now that I am in recovery and have my eating disorder under control, I’ve noticed the same things happening in different areas of my life. Whether it relates to work or to my relationships, important things are way too often put off until tomorrow.


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Procrastination or, the “pleasure” to do it tomorrow!

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Procrastination is a state that has complex origins. It may be due:

  • In the fear of success (more pressure thereafter);
  • In the “pleasure” of having the pressure;
  • To protect against everything and everyone…;
  • The lack of confidence (failure);
  • The lack of motivation (goal too far away or unclear);
  • And many others.


Though it is, she rots our existence, blocking our way and be happy in life.


As a repented procrastinator, I know what I mean.


Today I found, fortunately, some very effective tools to avoid mostly resorting to this vicious subterfuge.


Why we are procrastinators?

The reasons are many and complex. Without going into the medical maze (yes, it can happen in extreme situations), I’m just going talk from the level “light”, which affects many people and that everyone should be able to manage itself...


Read more: http://martingysler.com/2012/03/08/procrastination-or-the-pleasure-to-do-it-tomorrow/

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Death to procrastination: Use the 4-day win to get your goals moving

Death to procrastination: Use the 4-day win to get your goals moving | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

It has been 15 days since dawn of the New Year and you may be like me: running around like a rabbit on a 5-shot latte, skittering between the computer keyboard, stacks of books and piles of paper. At this point in the calendar, one of two things usually happens:

 

1. You power through your goals and objectives, meeting timelines like a well-oiled Swiss train, confident that this year, like last, you will keep your word and complete all your resolutions
2. You look at the piles on your desk, pinch the roll of fat at your waist, stare at the blank page on your computer screen and say: “LOSER! Once again, you have proven that you have less initiative than a slug in a salt factory. Now go shove some cookies in your mouth, PRONTO!”

 

By making your goals broad and far-reaching, you guarantee that they will be immediately sabotaged by your inner meanie.

 

What’s the alternative?...

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Four Procrastination Myths Debunked

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This article debunks four common procrastination myths we often tell ourselves in order to avoid doing the hard work that needs to be done.

 

There are less than one hundred days left in 2011.
If you have a backlog of projects that you meant to work on this year, but which you haven’t gotten around to, it’s very likely that procrastination is the culprit.


Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., creator of the popular web site procrastination.ca, is one of the world’s foremost experts on procrastination. Dr. Pychyl defines procrastination as “the needless, often irrational, voluntary delay of an intended task”. That is, you intend to work on a task but you go off and start working on something else which you know is not as important, and which doesn’t need to get done right away...

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11 Practical Ways To Stop Procrastination

11 Practical Ways To Stop Procrastination | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier. The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle.

Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

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7 Common Causes and Proven Cures for Procrastination

7 Common Causes and Proven Cures for Procrastination | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Another interesting post about this very hot subject...! [note mg]


Do you put off doing things that would bring you closer to your desired goals? I know I do. But why are we so foolish?


It has something to do with how our daily responsibilities overwhelm us. In the midst of all the important things we know we need to do, we somehow convince ourselves that none of these things need to be done right now. In other words, we decide that some peace and relaxation in the short term is what’s most important.


So we take another break, read another blog post, watch another TV show and just kick back and relax. And life is blissfully dandy… for a little while.


But then suddenly the inevitable deadline has arrived. Ahhh! It’s panic time!


So here are 7 common causes and proven cures procrastination. I’m hoping these tips help you avoid that insane moment of panic.


Read more: http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/11/22/7-common-causes-and-proven-cures-for-procrastination/

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How to Nip Procrastination in the Bud Once and for All

How to Nip Procrastination in the Bud Once and for All | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Ironically, procrastination is a problem that we all seem to put off dealing with. Many people will keep putting off their obligations for as long as they can, even if they are fully aware that their lives would be so much easier, if only they were able to do everything they want to do on time.


Procrastination is something that affects people of all ages. Many college students put off studying for an exam or writing a paper for as long as they can, and then they have to pull a ridiculous all-nighter to compensate...

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The Happiness Project: 8 Tips to Stop Procrastinating.

The Happiness Project: 8 Tips to Stop Procrastinating. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Eight tips to stop procrastinating, and get yourself to do something you don't want to do.

 

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you’re like me – several. Nothing is more exhausting than the task that is never started, so I've come up with some tricks to use on myself, to prod myself to get started:

 

1. Put yourself in jail. If I feel pressure to jump in and finish something in a rush, and therefore can't bear to start, sometimes I put myself in jail. If you're in jail, you have all the time in the world. You have no reason to hurry, no reason to cut corners or to try to do too many things at once. You can slow down, concentrate. You can take the time to get every single detail right.

 

2. Ask for help. This is one of my most useful Secrets of Adulthood. Why is this so hard? I have no idea. But whenever I have trouble getting started because I don't know exactly what to do, and I ask for help, I'm amazed at how much it...helps...

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The Amazing Power of Being Present | zen habits

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‘Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.’ ~Thich Nhat Hahn


How can you bring calm and peace to the middle of a stress-ful, chaotic day?

 

The answer is simple, though not always so easy to put into practice: learn to be present.

 

No matter how out-of-control your day is, no matter how stressful your job or life becomes, the act of being present can become an oasis. It can change your life, and it’s incredibly simple.

 

When I asked people what things prevent them from having a peaceful day, some of the responses:...

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