The Top Ten Ways to Stop Procrastinating NowWritten by Kerul Kassel
10. Procrastination Condemnation - Lose Labels! All those things you call yourself, such as lazy, scattered, disorganized, not good enough, incompetent, or stupid, for example, aren’t helping you get things done, are they? You’ve learned to believe them, and you think they’ve become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you look around yourself, though, you’ll see evidence that you can accomplish quite a number of things without delay.
9. Procrastination Exaggeration – Are you really procrastinating, or are you simply focusing on other priorities? It’s possible that those things you’re not doing shouldn’t get done until sometimes later, perhaps not at all. Focus on only most significant areas first, and rest will come.
8. Procrastination Temptation – If you hang out with people who coax you to procrastinate, it’s time to start surrounding yourself with better examples. If you know certain that situations are too enticing and will lure you from following through, create a work-around plan that will help you prevent yourself from “taking bait”.
7. Procrastination Alienation – Recognize that you’re not alone, and are, in fact, in excellent company. Most people procrastinate about something, sometimes about many things. In a recent survey on procrastination, almost 1/3 of respondents who identified themselves as procrastinators had a post-graduation or higher education.
6. Procrastination Inclination – At moment you are about to procrastinate, stop for just a moment to acknowledge pattern, even if you continue on to put off whatever you were going to do. Awareness and acceptance that these are your current patterns is a necessary step in procrastination extermination.
5. Procrastination Perspiration – You probably think that only way to stop procrastinating is to use will power and discipline. While that certainly can work, it can cost you a lot of energy and struggle. By allowing yourself to begin recognizing what is specifically in way of following through, and creating simple new patterns, progress is pretty painless and immediate. For more information, sign up for New Leaf Systems ezine (www.newleafsystems.com) , and soon-to-be-published book The Power of Procrastination.
Stress Relief TipsWritten by Ryan Fyfe
With how busy we keep ourselves on a day to day basis, it’s no wonder that so many of us suffer from stress. Stress is something that is almost impossible to avoid, because of way that we are wired. With that said though stress can be easily dealt with in many ways.
Exercise - Exercise always pops into articles like this: That’s because it’s important. Exercise has ability to relax both your mind and your body. One of big advantages that exercise has is that it forces you to get out, and to maintain some balance. If your working a lot, and are having a hard time getting other things done in life, you can easily make a deal with yourself to get out for a walk everyday at lunch time. This will allow you to clear your head and be more focused in your work, and also it will allow you time to relax, spend some time with nature, and remember that a physical wellness has a huge impact on mental wellness
Reward - Reward yourself. Too often we get into patterns where we work too much, sleep to little, and run our body into ground. Take breaks daily, weekly, monthly. Get up during day from your work, and get in a walk. Take a weekend get away to freshen up your mind from your work. Take a yearly trip to experience something different from 9-5 grind back home. I understand that not all of these things are capable but they are all possible in moderation and with: