You Decide…Even When You Don’t

#95: Procrastination Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

I have so much to do right now. Maybe I should start by making a list. But first I’ll make a pot of tea. And I should check my email, FB, IG, Twitter…

I just wasted several hours. I’m way too unfocused. I think I’ll watch Netflix for 30 minutes and try to clear my head.

Still not feeling it. A little yoga? A walk? Oh wait, didn’t I need to buy something on Amazon? And call the phone company? Okay, I’d better do that before they close. I’ll get to that other stuff later. I mean, I can do it anytime. Right?

Oh crap! I have at least two hours worth of stuff to do in 45 minutes! I’m going to miss my deadline. But wait, was that a hard deadline? I think that’s just the timeline I set for myself so that I wouldn’t stress it. Phew! I’ve still got like two days. I can just chill out with Mr. Haagen-Dazs and cruise YouTube. I’ll do that other stuff. Tomorrow.

Does any of this sound familiar? Be honest. Let’s face it: we all have our glorious moments of world class procrastination. And way too often these marathon sessions of avoidance can leave you feeling guilty, stressed, inadequate, even a little dirty. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why you’re procrastinating? The truth is that procrastination can be a profound, teachable event.

In this episode I will reveal the two reasons why you procrastinate. I’ll tell you your three choices every time you are faced with doing something that elicits a procrastination response. And I’ll guide you through exactly how to get the most out of this often misunderstood life lesson.

So let’s jump right in – after a piece of chocolate – and discover just what procrastination has to offer!

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