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5 Foolproof Tips to Overcome Procrastination

By Melody Wilding, LMSW

laptop-and-coffeeIf you’re like me, you have a growing to-do list filled with big ideas to accomplish. Yet day after day, life gets in the way and our passion project falls by the wayside.

We make excuses like “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’m not in the mindset right now”, waiting for the perfect moment of inspiration to suddenly strike. The funny thing is that “perfect moment” doesn’t actually exist.

Maybe you don’t know how to start. Or maybe you’re afraid of failing. Whatever is holding you back, acknowledging and diffusing resistance is the first step to ending procrastination.

To help you with this process, here are five productivity hacks to kick your motivation into high gear:

If you try to do everything, you’ll end up doing nothing. Taking on too much at once dilutes energy and focus, meaning you can’t bring your best self to any task.

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Healing the Effects of a Narcissist: Putting the Focus Back on You

By Sarah Newman, M.A. I recently wrote about why you can’t win with a narcissist. Many readers asked what steps one would take to handle the narcissist in their lives. However, that all depends on the situation. Relationships are complicated. There’s no one surefire way to deal with a narcissist, but you can focus on… Continue Reading

Walking Away from Anxiety & Fear

By Tracy Shawn, MA Anxiety. The very word can make me feel tense, fretful, stressed. It pinches a personal nerve, as I have suffered from both chronic and acute varieties. (And I’m not just talking about the normal, everyday fare either: Mine has included quite over-the-top irrational fear, which makes watching end-of-the-world movies a relaxing… Continue Reading