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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, 2nd Edition by Michelle Tullier

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How a Cluttered Life Holds You Back

The third in our deadly trilogy of people, places, and things is things—clutter, stuff, obligations. If you look behind closed doors at the daily life of a procrastinator, you’re likely to find too much stuff (papers, files, magazines, newspapers, knick-knacks, and the like) as well as too many commitments that eat up time. If that description fits you, you probably find that clutter slows you down and makes you feel less in control of life.

The Leaning Tower of Paper

Is there a phone call you need to return, but you can’t find the phone number among all the scraps of paper on your desk, so you’ve decided to make the call later? Are you supposed to fill out forms online this week to renew an insurance policy, ...

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