Overcoming Procrastination

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As published in the 1.11.12 issue of The Woodstock Independent

Procrastination can be a major problem in both your career and your personal life. Missed opportunities, resentment and guilt all come from the effects of “putting things off”.

Everyone procrastinate sometimes. Those that consistently avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions are true procrastinators. Most people procrastinate because they are stressed, overwhelmed, lack discipline or motivation or are just plain lazy. Some procrastinators say they perform better under pressure, but that’s just one of many excuses they tell themselves. Since procrastinators are made and not born, it’s possible to overcome procrastination—with a lot of effort.

To combat procrastination, try these helpful tips to keep yourself on track:

Start small. Attack smaller tasks of a large project one at a time instead of trying to get your arms around the entire thing. You will be better able to focus on…

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