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The Science of Procrastination - And How To Manage It

The Science of Procrastination - And How To Manage It

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Do the Right Thing, More Often Recently, I’ve been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time. I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life. The best part? It’s a simple strategy that couldn’t be easier to use. What are promise cards? Promise cards help you remember the importance of your commitments and goals. They were handed out for the first time at my dad’s funeral. He was good with his promises. Since then, promise cards have been offered through this website at no cost.

Psychedelic Science This past weekend, the Psychedelic Science 2013 Conference, co-hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), took over two floors of the Oakland Marriott City Center, with attendees spilling into bars and waiting areas. Though the illicit thrill of psychedelics (written in rainbow letters on the conference bric-a-brac) was dampened somewhat by the staid surroundings of the convention center, recreational drug users and academics alike networked at a conference that UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology David Presti deemed “extraordinary.” Over five days, researchers discussed their clinical studies with LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, ayahuasca and other psychedelic drugs, and focused on the drugs’ therapeutic benefits. The conference was like any other academic conference in that it was largely self-referential.

6 Scientific Tactics to Stop Procrastinating Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. Given the fact that this is blog is for the self-employed and online freelancers, it’s a bit surprising to me that some of our most popular posts have been on being more productive and staying disciplined. I have to assume that most of us who work from our computers have some of the worst cases of procrastination of all! It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work. Since that’s the case, what are some proven ways to combat procrastination? Let’s take a look!

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How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating, & Love Letting Go ‘People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh By Leo Babauta The end of procrastination is the art of letting go. I’ve been a lifelong procrastinator, at least until recent years. How to Stay Competitive and Relevant While Unemployed  There are few things in life as demotivating as being unemployed. Discarded, valueless, a waste to society and to the people around you. These may be accurate descriptions of how you feel, but they do not have to be how you are perceived. There is no doubt that being unemployed can put you at a perceived disadvantage in the interview process. But there are ways to turn that disadvantage into an advantage. Other candidates may be busy with professional responsibilities and are eager to show them off, but you have something they don't: time.

Self-Imposed Deadlines Don't Stop Procrastination. Here's What Might. Mark Twain advised people never to put off until tomorrow what they can put off until the day after, and a lot of us listen. Estimates suggest that 15% to 20% of all people are chronic procrastinators, and that share goes up for situational delay: As one example, four in five people put off retirement savings despite knowing better. Then there are the innumerable office procrastinators, many identifiable by the mere fact that they're reading this article. The devious thing about procrastination is that while we tend to shrug or laugh it off as part of the work process, evidence suggests it's far from harmless. At the root of the problem is our failure to differentiate between simply delaying a task, perhaps a healthy sign of organizational skills, and truly procrastinating on it, a self-defeating habit people know will hurt them later--a little like smoking.

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