Stop Procrastinating with This One Simple Trick

Raise your hand along with me if you tend to procrastinate, but want to stop. (Someday...)Raise your hand along with me if you tend to procrastinate, but want to stop. (Someday…)

We all know that procrastination isn’t exactly a good thing. In fact — in addition to being counterproductive — it can be stressful.

You know you should be doing a certain task, but you do everything but that task instead, while feeling guilty along the way. Then you stress out about it. Finally, you either do it at the last minute (losing sleep over it in the process) or give up on what might have been an excellent idea.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can, of course, stop indulging in procrastination cold-turkey. But if you want to ease yourself into it, you can stop procrastinating with this one simple trick. I call it procrastinating wisely. » Read more

Release Yourself from the Either-Or Trap

It can be easy to forget that there are usually more than two options.It can be easy to forget that there are usually more than two options when faced with a big decision or even just a question.

This was brought home to me during a simple conversation.

My husband was looking for a particular book on our shelves and asked, “Is it a paperback or a hardback?”.

I jokingly replied with “yes” because I had no idea, but then realized how often questions and decisions are presented as an either-or choice as a matter of course. » Read more

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