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TIPS FOR PROCRASTINATORS
[how to put procrastination in the 'cross hairs']
It is seldom the top complaint, but is a real limitation for many patients Generally it is due to fear of failure, making mistakes or reacting to a dislike, aversion and similar negative emotional state.
Procrastinators tend to be perfectionistic.
Understand, perfection is an abstract term, not really possible in reality due to its multi ordinal nature [different meanings at different times, places, situations, etc.]. You can go for and be highly competent and proficient, knowing that some mistake will be made along the way and allowing for that.
Be aware of the very first thought that comes up about procrastination,
STOP and notice what your mind is telling you. Often by knowing and embracing that thought, you can change it.
Break the task up into smaller parts.
Many procrastinators tend to forget that most tasks you can break into smaller units, also you can start with small steps forward.
Invest lots of good, positive feelings into even small successes.
Do the easy things first,
Working up to the harder ones. If you really feel courageous, do the big ones first!
Procrastinators often have low self-confidence/esteem
You are much more than your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, you are unique and have talents.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
A negative thought is harmless unless you believe it. It is not the thought itself, it is our emotional attachment to the thought that matters.
An easy path and the right path are rarely the same, the struggle not on the path, but the path itself.
"We cannot be made a captive of any psychological condition to which we have not silently granted our consent."
It takes a great deal of courage to admit that something needs to change, and a lot more courage still, to accept the responsibility for making the change happen. But doing so is worth every bit of effort you can muster.
I have taken a couple of suggestions and "modernized" my writing style.
Live in the moment,