One of the worst things about procrastination is that, most of the time, we’re aware we’re doing it. This self-awareness reinforces our sense of shame and promotes self-blame. And that reinforces the negative emotions that led to procrastination in the first place. It’s a vicious circle.
"Stolen Focus" is a wake-up call. It deserves our attention – if we can spare it!
Yolande Conradie looks back on how an ill-fated car ride convinced her that she needed to learn her lesson
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"Delaying the things we should be doing can also become harmful to our physical and mental well-being." - Bill Tucker
I often recall as a child being told to "pay attention" or "just focus." Whether I was gazing dreamily out of a window or grappling with a confusing subject, I remember parents and teachers alike despairing at my inability to concentrate
I drank to excess, overate, and exercised compulsively. By my mid-thirties, I'd burned out
"It was the traffic." "I missed a train." "It was my partner's fault." We all run late occasionally, but when it happens often, it becomes a problem – not just for you, but for those who rely on you, too. It's likely time to reassess how much control you had over those situations. I'm a […]
"Time doesn’t change things. It’s how we use our time that makes the difference." – Richie Norton, American author About This Week's Chat A few years ago, my husband and I visited Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We were there at the end of an excellent rainy season, and […]
The Good Wolf or the Bad Wolf? There's an age-old Native American story about the battle between the bad wolf and the good wolf inside each of us. A grandfather tells his grandson that the bad wolf feels sorry for itself. It is also angry, proud, greedy, dishonest, and feels guilty and inferior. The good […]