Not knowing what you want is the most effective form of procrastination there is. It stops you before you even get started. It can be baffling, too. Everyone else seems to know what they want. What their goals are. What direction they want to take in life. And you just can’t decide what you want … Continue reading But I Don’t Know What I Want
A sneaky kind of procrastination might be holding you back. This kind of procrastination shows up as a repeating pattern of almost—but not quite—getting what you want. How is this procrastination? Well, if you don’t get what you want, you don’t move forward on your goals. Then you’re stuck, just like with “traditional” procrastination. More … Continue reading A Sneaky Kind of Procrastination
Do you pay for expensive trainings, groups, or programs, then fail to follow through on what you learned? Or procrastinate so much you never even open them on your computer? To others it can seem like you expect that just paying the money is a Magic Pill that will bring you whatever you want without … Continue reading Are You Paying for a Magic Pill?
If you don’t really expect much from your New Year’s resolutions—or you’ve given up making them entirely—try this technique. It whittles away at what’s going on below the surface that’s keeping you stuck. There’s a reason your resolutions usually don’t work, and it has nothing to do with how motivated you are to make a … Continue reading A Way to Make Your Resolutions Work
If you procrastinate doing something because you know you’ll get anxious, try Buddha Hands. This technique uses subtle tapping points. You can use it in any situation where you might get nervous, like In an interview Giving a speech, or Going on a blind date. No one will notice. And it will lower your anxiety … Continue reading Procrastinating Because You’re Nervous? Use Budha Hands.
Are you procrastinating on creating the life you want because your job is just too good to leave? Do you say things like: “I’m counting the days until retirement” “I’m bored, but I’ll never find another job that pays as well” or “I can’t do what I want. I have a family to feed.” If … Continue reading When Your Golden Handcuffs Are Holding You Back
Sometimes my clients tell me the reason they procrastinate instead of getting something important done is that they are just too tired to focus. Or be creative. Or even think. And I believe them. This is a growing problem. • There’s more and more stress in our lives. • Stress interferes with our sleep. • … Continue reading When you can’t get that project done because you’re too tired . . .
As kids we’re all taught to get our work done first before . . . • playing with friends • watching TV • having dessert • really, doing anything fun. It’s called delayed gratification, and it’s not only a sign of maturity, it’s a skill that’s essential to accomplishing most anything that is important in … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating. Go Out and Play!
Are you procrastinating, avoiding doing something—even though you know it will bring you closer to creating the life you want—because it drains you? Dave came to me with exactly that problem. Whenever he tried to make cold calls, he would quickly lose his energy, and even his ability to think clearly. It limited his work … Continue reading Are You Avoiding Something Because It’s Too Draining?
We usually think that test anxiety only affects kids. And of course it can be devastating for them. But sometimes that test anxiety can get in the way of an adult trying to follow their dream. When it does, it can look a lot like procrastination—avoiding signing up for the test; rescheduling it over and … Continue reading When You Just Can’t Bring Yourself to Take That Test