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Category Archives: Procrastination
“If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.” –Arabian Proverb I came across this proverb while researching How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life. My first thought was, “Wow, do I have a … Continue reading
When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading
I’d like to start with a simple exercise this week: take a few seconds to close your eyes and imagine yourself at this time next year. What do you see? Is your future self calm or harried? Sitting in a … Continue reading
Have you heard the legend of Damocles? He was a member of the court of King Dionysius II of Syracuse, and he made the mistake of telling Dionysius how lucky he was to be king. Dionysius offered to switch places … Continue reading
You started cleaning out the garage last month, but quit halfway through, promising yourself you’d do it tomorrow–and tomorrow never came. Or maybe you’re stalled on a novel–you wrote the opening in a flurry of inspiration, but when you hit … Continue reading
In her excellent book, Procrastinator’s Success Kit: How to Get What You Really Want From Yourself, Alyce Cornyn-Selby identifies eight different types of procrastinators. It’s a fabulous book, packed full of strategies for addressing each of the eight procrastination styles. … Continue reading
Have you heard of Boiling Frog Syndrome? It works something like this… If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to jump out. But if you put the same frog in a pot … Continue reading
Now that we’ve decluttered our email accounts and our computer hard drives, I’d like to focus on a different type of virtual clutter — the clutter we create in our daily schedules when we get sucked into wasting time on … Continue reading
If your computer’s hard drive died today, what would you lose? Would you be able to restore all that important data — that half-written novel, the photos and video from last year’s family reunion, all the tax-related receipts you entered … Continue reading