Blog — Procrastination

How to (Best) Handle Criticism

None of us like to be told what we've done wrong, and yet, this is often a great way to learn and grow. How do we handle criticism best? Here are some ideas from my conversation with Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner on her program, A Better You. 

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Overcoming Procrastination: 7 Strategies to Get the Job Done, Today

procrastinationIf only we could list procrastination as a skill on our resumé. We've all been practicing diligently for years, and now qualify as experts, thanks to the internet and all it's must-see nooks and crannies. But don't despair, there's hope for procrastinators.

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Overcoming Procrastination (Now)

procrastinationI love writing in my local coffee shop, it is somehow my anti-procrastination strategy. I get away from all the distractions I have at home like the laundry and dishes and sorting through my mail, and have some focused work time. The funny thing is, lots of people of busily working on their laptops at the coffee shop, but maybe no surprise, when I walk by I see a good array of delay tactics: people playing solitaire or looking at facebook. Why do we procrastinate when it makes us so miserable? And more importantly, what can we do to get back to work?

Watch this interview I did with Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner on "A Better You," and read this related blog post, Overcoming Procrastination: 7 Strategies to Get the Job Done ...Today.

 

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Freeing Yourself from Anxiety podcast with Amy Alkon

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I had the opportunity to speak with the nationally syndicated advice columnist, and very smart, clever woman: Amy Alkon about overcoming worry and anxiety. Check out the podcast by clicking here

 

 

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Preventing Homework Procrastination

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Homework? No thanks, I'll do it later... Procrastination, what has been referred to as a human instinct, starts young. Five year olds with a mere five minutes of homework would rather do anything than sit still and be trapped with what will feel to them like hours of torture! In this post I describe many strategies for teaching kids to sneak past the tough beginning of their work session, and get more quickly to the middle-- the part when they are in their groove and heading toward the finish line. Feel free to use these ideas to get your own work flowing, they have been adult-tested too!

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