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Joseph Bennette, anxiety consultant in Salem, Oregon, published an article in his newsletter on how to deal with self sabotage (republished here with permission):
Getting Out of Your Own Way
For most of us, the biggest problem we have in manifesting what we want is ourselves - we get in our own way. I think I know what I want to do, yet I find myself thwarting my own efforts - self sabotage. What’s more, I find myself judging myself for all that sabotage saying, “It’s my fault. I didn’t do what I was supposed to do to make this work.” blah, blah, blah.
ODE TO PROCRASTINATION
by Tony Blyth
Oh, how I procrastinate,
I wait and wait and wait and wait
The weathers' fine it's much too hot
It's raining now the day is shot
I think I better leave my work
To go and have a little shirk
Tomorrow is the perfect time
To ring up all those clients of mine
I'll start the day at half-past five
Boy! will I show them who's alive
I'll sit right down beside the phone
And ring my finger to the bone
But wait! Tomorrow Friday's here
My clients will all be drinking beer
If I should ring on such a day
I'm bound to turn them all away
Just have a minute before getting ready for work. Wanted to say hello. I just found this site this morning. Sure could use some help with my procrastination! I am 51 years old had have always had a problem with procrastination. I look forward to learning how to navigate this site.
New and better discussion forum was added recently. Put it to your use!
Get the procrastination troubles off your chest. Just share it, it will make you feel better.
And if you have accomplished something today, post too, for an imaginary "pat on the back" from other members.
I will be even happy to create a special "pat on the back" and "get it off your chest" forums!
And if you got some question...- that's what for the board is for!
In the past, every now and then I was too warm-hearted and let people persuade me to take jobs I hated. From full-time jobs when I was looking for employment, to small contracted job when I was self-employed. It always had a fatal effect on my life. I couldn't do these jobs, I couldn't do other things, my life seemed to stop, everything got freezed and nothing done. I knew that would happen, but I still said YES. I was saying yes way too often. But I have learned. So should you.
Saying NO in the right time, can save you hours, weeks or even years of lost time. It can help you move away from things you hate to things you love, from procrastination to productivity, towards better and more enjoyable life.
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Just started the procrastination directory.
In case you plan to submit something and are not the owner of submitted website, it will ask for your email address anyway, which you probably don't want to input. So just input anything @procrastinationhelp.com. It's a problem with that script, that I hope will be fixed by authors soon. The email adresses are not used for anything, after all, than to send a notice about approval.
Hope it will grow and grow and grow....
first of all
be of value to all the visitors here!
It has been few weeks since I have written anything. So here are at least the news as of what is being cooked in the Procrastination Help kitchen:
- ruined carreer and marriage
- bankrupted businesses
- schools not finished and master thesis not written
- health problems due to not visiting doctor or taking medications prescribed
Let's stop here, right? At least for the moment. I'm sure people could tell horror procrastination stories....... But let's don't be focused on negativity that much.