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Overcoming Procrastination

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Dealing With Procrastination

Do you usually avoid doing what needs to be done? Is your refrain “I’ll do it later”? Do you postpone tasks to the last moment? Most of us procrastinate at time. What can you do to keep procrastination from undermining your success at work, at school, in important areas of your life? What can you do to keep procrastination from …

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Procrastination

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Dealing With Procrastination

Behavioral patterns and distorted thinking often are the big culprits behind procrastination. Examples of distorted thinking can include: • anxiety or fear of failure • perfectionism and unrealistic expectations • self-defeating beliefs or excuses • negative self-thoughts/talks/ For example “I’m not smart enough” • underestimating the time necessary to complete a task • overestimating time available to complete a task …

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Dealing With Procrastination

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Dealing With Procrastination

Few strategies for overcoming procrastination: • Identify fears and unrealistic expectations. Try to identify what is holding you back. If you can categorize the problem, the solution may become obvious. • Focus on rational self-talk. Write down all of your excuses and examine the distorted thinking behind each. Then, write down a realistic thought next to each excuse. • Try …

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