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Productivity For Dummies by Ciara Conlon

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Chapter 8

Avoiding Procrastination

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding what procrastination is

arrow Finding out why you procrastinate and how to overcome it

arrow Discovering why procrastination isn’t always a bad thing

Are you a procrastinator? Do you put off ’til tomorrow what should be done today? Fear not: procrastination is something all human beings do at different times in their lives; sometimes it’s useful, but many times it’s not. This chapter helps you understand why you procrastinate (and it’s not always because you’re lazy!). It also outlines times when procrastination can negatively affect you and how it can sometimes contribute to your personal success.

Understanding Procrastination

People procrastinate for many reasons, and there are many types of procrastinators. There are those who put off doing their homework until the last minute, and those who avoid going to the doctor when they have an infection. The consequences of both activities are different. Some procrastination does no harm and can sometimes even be beneficial, but certain types of procrastination can have damaging effects on your job, your relationships and even your health. Understanding the why will empower you to ...

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