The recipe to stop procrastinating

Written by Tom Drakou

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Ingredients and requirements:

1 full pot of water 1 teaspoon of herb of oblivion 2 pounds of awareness 1 cup of enthusiasm and passion 1 pen 1 blank book

Asrepparttar first step, open your drawer and throw away allrepparttar 139830 old cookbooks. No matter who wrote them, was it your mother, your father, perhaps your teacher or your significant other, whoever wasrepparttar 139831 author, throw these cookbooks away. Takerepparttar 139832 blank book; write your name as an author on it and this recipe onrepparttar 139833 first empty page, asrepparttar 139834 first one ofrepparttar 139835 recipes to come.

Next step, heatrepparttar 139836 water over medium flame, add subsequentlyrepparttar 139837 herb of oblivion and two pounds of awareness. Toss inrepparttar 139838 enthusiasm and passion while stirring several times, and cook untilrepparttar 139839 mixture is well-blended, about 20 minutes. Drink one glass every day immediately after awakening.

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10 ways to enjoy your stress more.

Written by Michael Dimas

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6. Motivate yourself with good feelings for a change! Many people motivate themselves with bad feelings! Even worse, they frequently motivate themselves to do what they don't want or enjoy! Use pleasant voice tones to talk inside your head. Use them to talk with others also. Think ofrepparttar enjoyment associated with completion of a project instead ofrepparttar 139736 many steps required. Focus onrepparttar 139737 benefits of what/why you are doingrepparttar 139738 activity rather than on any unpleasantness associated with it. Also focus on how good it will feel to be done with project and on to other things you enjoy even more.

7. Eat real food that protects your body from stress. Junk food decreases your body's ability to deal with stress. It also weakens your immune system so that you are weaker and more vulnerable to injury and/or illness. Ditto for alcohol and other self defeating habits. Exercise is close torepparttar 139739 magic bullet or fountain of youth. Make sure you get enough to make a major difference in your health/fitness levels. What isrepparttar 139740 best exercise? Something that you enjoy enough to do several times a week for a lifetime.

8. Procrastinate until you feel better. You've been told that procrastination is a bad thing. You've been told wrong! I'm here to tell you that procrastination is one ofrepparttar 139741 greatest skills a person can develop. Imagine your life rapidly improving by procrastinating your usual responses like anger or discouragement. I know you want to get mad at your kids and I'm sure they deserve it, but for now, let's just procrastinate. We'll get mad at them Saturday or maybe next week. That yummy junk food is beginning to talk to you...well, since you are a procrastinator, let's just procrastinaterepparttar 139742 eatingrepparttar 139743 junk until we are full from eating something healthier and don't want it. I know that sometimes you have a tough day and people are not sensitive to your needs but since you can procrastinate so well perhaps we could put offrepparttar 139744 discouragement untilrepparttar 139745 Fourth of July or your maternal aunt's birthday.

9. You are special. Start acting like it. There is nobody else like you. You are truly unique. Never inrepparttar 139746 history of our planet has there been another you. There will never be another you inrepparttar 139747 eons of eternity that make uprepparttar 139748 future. Never. You are one of a kind. When God made you He was simply showing off. Now, go do great things. You deserve them and are fully capable.

10. Everybody else is special too. Start treating them that way. Everything in # 9 above applies to everyone. Yes, evenrepparttar 139749 boneheads. The reason they are boneheads is that they don't know how special they are...yet. Your purpose in life could include teaching them. Remember: we did not come to this planet to fail. We came here to succeed on a massive scale doingrepparttar 139750 right thing inrepparttar 139751 right way forrepparttar 139752 right reason while having a spectacularly good time helpingrepparttar 139753 others.

Michael Dimas is a performance consultant, workshop leader, motivational speaker, personal coach, health & fitness mentor. He teaches a variety of programs designed to empower your body, mind & spirit. He is known for his high energy presentations, irreverant attitude and deeply caring for others seeking to make changes in their lives. Web: Email:

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