The Secret to Overcoming Procrastination

IO9: The Secret to Overcoming Procrastination. “‘The best thing to do when we’re procrastinating is to identify whether it’s sadness, anger, or fear that’s really in our way,’ Bijou says. “And then, to move that energy out. Have a little bit of a cry, or stomp around — deal with the emotional energy, and then you’ll be able to think more clearly, and break the task down into little, doable pieces. Recalibrate your thinking. Instead of going, “Oh, I can’t do this, it’s too much!”, try, “I’ll take one thing at a time,” almost like a mantra that gets your mind going in the right direction so you’re not sabotaging yourself. Figure out what the task is, and make a list of all of the simple tasks that make up the big, overwhelming task. Then start with just one.‘”

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