A GENERAL RULE

A GENERAL RULE

If you’ve been putting off something for a long time it will take you less time than you anticipate it will when you actually do it. Let’s get you to do one thing you’ve been avoiding. It will feel good. What have you been putting off for a long...

Refuse To Snooze

By the time the sounds of night and day cross paths of one another, I am well into my morning activities. In other words, I get up pretty friggin’ early. In fact, I’m usually writing by 4:30 a.m. I used to coax myself awake starting as early as 3:30 in the morning,...

Best Kept Secrets to Beat Procrastination

6 AM Deb decides to start this week out right, for a change. Good-bye procrastination, hello dissertation, she thinks. She pats on over to the computer, still wearing her jammies. Deb’s coffee hadn’t done a thing for her brain fog yet so she does a quick...

How to make a little perseverance pay off

It’s 6PM. The Y is open until 7. I thought I would walk until closing. I don’t feel like walking or writing or doing much anything, to be honest. The girl on the treadmill next to me has clearly been drinking. I can smell it. I sure hope it was a nice...

What to do if you’re a perfectionist

Amelia did great in college and even ingraduate school. So she couldn’t understand what was wrong with her. When she came to work with me she was “all but dissertation” her PhD work was all done except for the dissertation.She was frustrated because...