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
Most of what I do with clients involves digging up and getting rid of deep-seated causes of their procrastination so they can create the life they want. Sometimes what’s holding them back is just that they don’t have the energy to take the actions they want to. And sometimes, the way to get that energy … Continue reading Zip Up to Protect Your Energy
Most of us reach for the same tool to get ourselves to stop procrastinating. We think that the way to get moving is to yell at ourselves. Call ourselves “lazy,” “stupid,” or other names when we don’t get enough done. Call up our inner Drill Sergeant in an effort to force ourselves to get moving. … Continue reading Dismiss Your Drill Sergeant!
Sometimes it seems like the Universe keeps slamming the door in your face. You going along, doing what you think you’re supposed to, then WHAM! Things go wrong. It can be a loss of a job, a financial hit, anything that prevents you from following the path you were on. What does it mean? Turns … Continue reading When the Universe Keeps Slamming the Door in Your Face
Sometimes we procrastinate because of a metaphor. That’s what happened to my client “Rita.” Her metaphor destroyed her first business and almost did the same to her second business. Watch the video to find out where the metaphor came from, what it did to Rita, and how we finally got rid of it and … Continue reading A Surprising Cause of Procrastination
Sometimes all it takes to break the logjam of procrastination is to stop using your To Do list. Yes, it sounds crazy, but when I had my client replace her To Do list with this one action, she started having more energy and accomplishing a lot more of what she wanted to get done. Watch … Continue reading The Done List
Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring with you to keep you from your big goal. That’s what it’s like when part of you is afraid of what will happen if you reach your goal. A client called me about this recently. Watch the video to find out what we did to fix the … Continue reading Is the Universe Conspiring to Help You Procrastinate?