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10 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

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10 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

By Marlo Sollitto, Contributing Editor.

Sometimes, what we want to do, and what we need to do are two very different things. We’re all guilty of it. Procrastination: the intentional and habitual postponement of an important task.

We need to go through mom’s over-cluttered, filled-to-capacity closet that boarders on hoarding, and get rid of the junk. But we want to take a break, and just kick our feet up. It’s been a rough week. We need to get our taxes done and dad’s, too we’ve already filed an extension. But it’s such a beautiful day, it would be a shame to waste it indoors, so we want to take a walk with dad.

When we procrastinate too much for too long, important things don’t get done. It starts a vicious cycle. You wait until the last minute. Then you’re stressed because you’ve run out of time. You feel tremendous amounts of guilt. You’re angry at yourself for being in this position, again. Your self-esteem plummets.

So what can you do? To stop procrastinating, you will have to break old habits and develop new ones. Here are 10 tips to help you to stop procrastinating and start living your life more productively. The key is to take the first step it won’t be as bad as you think!

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9:31PM PST on Feb 19, 2014

Saving this...for later. JK :) Thanks for the reminder.

7:31AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

making a list makes me feel worse lol

3:39AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012


11:53PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

Thanks for posting.

7:27AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

Thanks for the article :)

12:04AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012


7:20AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Useful tips.

6:04AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Great tips, thank you for sharing

8:39AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

I have to add "consolidate all 'to do lists' on my current to do list.

really, it's not healthy unless one has at least 2 good procrastinations a day.

Seriously, good suggestions.

10:43AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Good suggestions!

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