Category Archives: Procrastination

Don’t Let That Camel Stick Its Nose In Your Tent!

“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

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Is This Logical Fallacy the Source of Your Self-Sabotage?

I couldn’t resist having a cookie at lunch today…the diet’s blown, so I might as well have pizza for dinner. I woke up too late to do my usual two-mile morning walk…so I’ll skip the workout completely and stop for … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

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

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How Do You Treat Your Future Self?

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

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What’s Your Sword of Damocles?

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

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The Magic Question That Keeps You Moving Forward

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

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What Type of Procrastinator Are You?

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

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Do You Have Boiling Frog Syndrome?

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

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Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 3 – Productivity vs. the Internet

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

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Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 2 – Data Files

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

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