4 ways to stop pro­cras­ti­nat­ing

South Waikato News - - Your Health -

Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered. when do­ing things you love with peo­ple you love, in­stead of re­mem­ber­ing all of the things you haven’t done and wor­ry­ing about them. Schedul­ing and the free­dom this brings is a pow­er­ful way to end pro­cras­ti­na­tion. You lit­er­ally just do your tasks – you show up for your­self, the way you’d show up for a meet­ing with other peo­ple.

4. Be re­ally hon­est with your­self about why you’re pro­cras­ti­nat­ing. Are you pro­cras­ti­nat­ing be­cause the work is too hard and you’re too em­bar­rassed to ask for help?

Or is it be­cause you find it bor­ing and it’s ac­tu­ally not what you want to be do­ing at all? For ex­am­ple, your role may have be­come heav­ily ad­min­is­tra­tive but you re­ally love cre­ative work, so nat­u­rally you find your­self pro­cras­ti­nat­ing. If you can get to the heart of why you’re pro­cras­ti­nat­ing you’re far more likely to find an ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion.

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To-do lists just add to the stress for most peo­ple, as they are never all ticked off.

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