Positive psychology against procrastination

Oh, I'm excited! I've just read about new scientific proof that positive psychology works against procrastination. Or, to be more precise: elements of positive psychology can be really effective in dealing with procrastination. Tested on students who procrastinated on studying. Are you still with me? It's good news, especially for people who doubt they'll ever be able to deal with their procrastination. It's possible. And it can even be a positive experience. I'm also excited for more personal reasons. For one, the method they used really ties into my style ...
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How to tame your procrastination monster

The next Get it Done Week, starting September 7th, is called "Tame your procrastination monster". I wondered what would happen if you apply the wisdom of taming dogs to procrastination. Here's the result, with thanks to http://www.wikihow.com/Tame-a-Dog. There's some serious wisdom in there. It’s natural and healthy for procrastination monsters to be energetic and alert. It’s not natural for them to be so energetic or aggressive that they are destructive and control your life. Yet, because it’s also not natural for them to live indoors and to be a part ...
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Self love against procrastination

"Underlying unmet needs are the motivators for the actions we take." Tamara Laporte talks about shame and guilt, and how these emotions are harmful instead of helpful. She's not talking about procrastination, but all procrastinators know something about shame and guilt. Usually more than they care for. Low self esteem is a well known contributor to procrastination. It makes people believe they can't do something, or fear that doing something will be hard. They underestimate their capacities, and avoid activities. Procrastination contributes to their low self esteem, so there's a ...
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Is it easy to forget your goals?

Coaches and trainers work with goals a lot. They ask their clients to: choose goals define them positively make them SMART link them to their personal values Until two hours ago, I thought that all that work on goals would make them difficult to forget. It's what YOU choose, it's what YOU want, it's what YOU put energy into to define clearly. How can you forget that? Well, easily, it turns out. I had noticed this in clients already. But it didn't fully dawn upon me until it happened to ...
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Are you procrastinating? Freeze!

I had a bad case of procrastination going on these last two months. A simple chore, that I normally like: sending invoices. I had no idea why this suddenly was in my procrastination zone. But it was. Naturally, I felt incredibly stupid. A procrastination coach who procrastinates... I even managed to not try out any of my own techniques. (Which makes sense, in a way, because I knew they would have worked 🙂 ) The one I avoided the most, was the freeze technique. It's simple and incredibly effective - ...
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Should you feel shame when you’re procrastinating?

One thing I've noticed since I started Procrastination Coach, is that everybody procrastinates. Some seldom, some often. Some have their lives devoured by it, for others it's just a slight nuisance. But everybody knows what procrastination is, and has experienced it first hand. Feelings about procrastination I feel the need to stress this, because of the second thing I noticed: that so many people are embarrassed about it. Ashamed. Or angry with themselves. They think it's stupid to procrastinate, and feel stupid for doing it. They have self blame going ...
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The dreaded New Year’s question…

I've never been one for New Year's Eve. I don't understand why January 1 is supposed to be different from December 31. And the party always comes with the dreaded question: what are your New Year's resolutions? I don't know about you, but setting New Year's resolutions always gets me worried that I will fail. Apparently rightly so, when you read this article. And yet, I feel the lure of the calendar: yes, it's a new year coming. A time unit that will have it's own story, when I give ...
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