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Anxiety Can Bring Out the Best - WSJ.com
Actually, a little anxiety may be just what you need to focus your efforts and perform at your peak, psychologists say.
psychology  anxiety  procrastination  personality  behavior  incentives  gtd 
june 2012 by tsuomela
How to Start the Big Project You've Been Putting Off - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review
Here's why acknowledging your fear works: You're scared because you expect a lot from yourself and you're afraid you'll underperform. When you acknowledge that fear, you're acknowledging that you might not have all that it takes to meet your expectations
productivity  project  time-management  gtd  procrastination 
april 2012 by tsuomela
How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine | The Greater Good Blog
The results, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, showed that participants who formulated intentions to overcome obstacles were twice as physically active—exercising nearly one hour more per week—as participants in the control group, who received information about the importance of physical exercise but did not formulate implementation intentions.
psychology  gtd  procrastination  exercise  research  behavior  habit 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Meaning to get to it: Procrastination and the art of life | Psychology Today Blogs
"life is often a matter of just getting on with things because the alternative is too terrible to countenance. This is procrastination's bleak underlying message"

Ah, again, Mark ends up in the same place that I have in my struggle to understand procrastination. Procrastination's "bleak underlying message" is about not getting on with life, our life, itself. I'm not arguing that we "fix" anything here, only that we wrestle with this terrible truth.
procrastination  psychology  philosophy 
may 2009 by tsuomela
The M.A.P. Maker [Meaning, Abundance
To counter that, I have started creating 30-day containers in which I experiment with a new idea. Rather than steadfastly incorporating something new into my life for all eternity, I turn it into an experiment with a finite time-frame.
self-help  tip  procrastination  gtd  ideas 
august 2008 by tsuomela

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