Part 1: I Procrastinated Writing This!

 

procrastinate

 

Hello!!!!

Thanks so much for your positive feedback on my first post.

I really appreciate it. 😀

Anyway…today, I took a BIG step!

I confirmed my acceptance into graduate school. Now, I have to get down with all the nitty gritty paperwork–immunizations, proof of residency, and registration–OH MY! :-O

I’m getting my Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).  I majored in Finance as an undergrad, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to pursue that field any further.  I’m more of a “creator.”  I’d love, love, LOVE to open my own business one day. It’s my dream!  I really admire Angela at Oh She Glows.  She ditched her tiring corporate job and opened her very own healthy (and successful!) bakery.  She’s my inspiration. Thanks, Angela!!!

 

A quote to live by:

 

“Go for it NOW.  The future is promised to NO ONE.” – Wayne Dyer

 

Often, we procrastinate doing certain things. We wait until the “perfect moment.”  We have to realize the perfect moment is  N-O-W!  We put it off until we feel like we are enough…ready enough, confident enough, and good enough. 

 

Listen up, bloggies!!!

You are MORE than good enough.  You are YOU right now–a human being with an amazing future ahead of you…if you would just EMBRACE it.  Pursue what you’ve always wanted to pursue.  Don’t wait to lose 10 pounds, don’t wait ’til the weather gets warm, and DEFINITELY don’t wait until YOU are “good enough.” 

 

Which style of procrastination fits YOU?

 

  • Organizing thoughts and actions and keeping on track with plans is difficult. (People with ADD/ADHD may fall into this category.)
  • Tasks seem overwhelming so it’s futile to even try.
  • Hostile feelings towards someone cause you to want to punish them by putting things off.
  • Routine and schedule causes you to feel rebellious.
  • You fear disapproval.

These procrastination styles can overlap in one of four themes:

 

Self-Doubt – These people feel there are RIGID standards about how thing ought to be done and they fear they will fail. They second-guess themselves and delay taking action.

 

Discomfort Dodging – This person avoids activities that will cause them distress, discomfort or anxiety. Rather ironically, the act of dodging the activity doesn’t make it go away so tensions mount because of this avoidance.

 

Guilt-Driven – The person feels guilt over tasks undone, but rather than correct the original lack of action continues to procrastinate in order to not face up to the guilt feelings.

 

Habitual – The person has procrastinated so many times, it becomes an ingrained response. The person no longer thinks about why they do it, they feel it’s just a part of themselves. It becomes an automatic response to say, “This is too hard”, “I’m too tired”, or to laugh it off as a character flaw.

 

Ok, ladies and gents.  Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 of  “I Procrastinated Writing This!”

 

Get ready for:

  • Tons of helpful ideas on BEATING procrastination
  • Time management tips
  • How I personally overcome my inclination to procrastinate
  • And more!

 

So, tell me.   

Do you fall into the 4 themes of procrastination? 

What have you been procrastinating? 

Are you going to dive in… and JUST DO IT???

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October 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized.

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