THE RELAXATION RESPONSE
Relaxation News by Laurie H. Miller, C.C.H.
Issue 42 – July/August 2011
GREAT… THANKS… You have just taken a step to beat procrastination, which is completing a small chunk of a whole task.
When I mention the word procrastination most people roll their eyes to express “Oh yes, that’s me.”
Explore the many facets of procrastination, including habit, inner conflicts and personality style with Judy Westerfield and me at our new workshops. We make exploring yourself fun and experiential and you’ll leave relaxed and feeling positive.
Feeling brave? Go ahead and read the rest of this newsletter…
PROCRASTINATION TO MOTIVATION!
An Easier Life of “To Do’s”
NEW CD and MP3 by Laurie
Progress with a SMILE!
6 STEPS TO BEAT
SCENARIO ONE: The task seems daunting, overwhelming. You sense your resistance. You get distracted easily. You avoid starting. Then the guilt sets in with the internal verbal bashing. A lose – lose situation.
SCENARIO TWO: The task seems daunting, overwhelming. You sense your resistance. Oh! That’s right! You have new tools to stop procrastination before it starts! Now you change the scenario to a positive outcome with these 6 easy steps…
1. You are aware you want to procrastinate.
2. You identify your inner conflict that produces your procrastination patterns. (see below)
3. You focus on what is good about completing the task.
4. You chunk it down into manageable pieces.
5. You call a friend for support.
6. You consider the end result – how good it will feel when it is done.
Fear, apprehension & feelings of being overwhelmed
Inadequacies and lack of support
Distractions, boredom, laziness
Need for immediate gratification
Power and control issues
Procrastination is a habit.
Habits are formed because of a repetition of behavior.
We never have a behavior without a payoff for it.
Look for the payoff and you will conquer the habit.
YOUR REFERRALS ARE APPRECIATED!
Susan Gallaher, Melinda Dewey, Maria Pahos-Benson, April McClure, Tamara Reid, John Steenhoven, Kimmie Caracoles, Janet Buffardi, Layla Sadighi, Louise Considine, Dr. Khelly Webb, Marc Drucker, Janine Huyhn, Ellie Eisenman, Dana Payne, Roy Allman, Katherine Martine, Toni Vrisolovich, Carol Brownstein, Kathie Kingston, Gregg Daum, Terri Singas, Judith Westerfield, MFT and Tamini Deering.