Procrastination means postponing, setting aside what we should do today to a hypothetical tomorrow. Who hasn’t done that at least once in their life? Studies revealed that procrastination affects one in five people. It could concern only some areas (for example study or work) or all the actions of one person. What is procrastination? Steel’s 2007 studies tell us that procrastination must be considered a … Continue reading Why Procrastination Is One of Our Internal Enemies, and How We Can Fight It
Hello my fellow bloggers and blog-lovers. Whether you write, sing, teach, dance, garden, or paint, we’re all creators in some way or another. I’m sure my fellow creators can relate to the impulsive, metaphysical muse that calls us to create out of the blue. It’s a fantastic feeling. When you start creating and keep on creating. But those involuntary instances of inspiration happen far too … Continue reading There is no such thing as writer’s block
I’ve been staring at a blank screen for the past hour or so. Ok, that’s not true. I’ve actually been staring at several non-blank screens in an effort to keep me from staring at the one blank screen I should. So, I decided to post another question of the day. Here it is: What tactics do you use to overcome procrastination? Also, do you find … Continue reading Question of the Day: No. 542
Happy Sunday, folks, or Monday already depending on where and when you’re reading this. I know a lot of us in this community are also writers, so I thought I’d share a quote that resonated with me this week: “We may think that the book we will write will be bad. Even worse will be the one we put off writing. At least the book … Continue reading Should you force yourself to write? A discussion.
I was watching an interview with John Cleese recently and he said something that got me thinking. When asked about his creative process he said, “You cannot bully the subconscious. It simply doesn’t work.” He went on to say that his best work always happened spontaneously. He still had a process of course, it’s just that the muse didn’t always play ball. Often the work … Continue reading How To Unlock Your Creative Genius
I don’t think it’s because we’re lazy even though sometimes we are. We’re procrastinating only when we see something negative in the things we do. Doing those things would lower our current state of mind and we want to keep it “high” as long as we can. The interesting part is that we’re not keeping our state that high because only the thought … Continue reading Why do we keep procrastinating? – Reblog
This question came to me while I was writing yesterday’s post. So can procrastination become an addiction? If so, why and what can we do about it? Even though we all know that procrastination is a problem, I don’t we think about it as something very severe. However, procrastination is a big blocker in our evolution because time passes by and time is cruel and … Continue reading Can procrastination create an addiction? Two reasons why this might be true!
You surely noticed that sometimes it’s harder to do some things even though you’ve done the a million times before. What has changed? You are pretty much the same and the situation is also pretty much the same, so why procrastination is stronger sometimes? There are multiple reasons and all of them are related to us. Think about that even though everything seems to be … Continue reading What Strengthens Your Procrastination?
But First, Find Your Keys The only thing that we’re lacking, is a hard kick on our butts. It gets us started. No matter how hard the task is, the strength to handle it comes from facing it on-the-spot. But how is a face-off possible when we aren’t even showing our faces to the problem itself? I’ve observed the magic of this thought while writing … Continue reading Start Your Engines…Now
Today, I stumbled across the below YouTube video that reminded me of how important the first step is. How important it is to start whatever. Because we cannot get somewhere if we don’t start. Actually, I made a post a while back about this, called The “Waiting for the right moment” Mistake. I consider it being a mistake because time will pass by regardless … Continue reading Just Start! – Video
I don’t think it’s because we’re lazy even though sometimes we are. We’re procrastinating only when we see something negative in the things we do. Doing those things would lower our current state of mind and we want to keep it “high” as long as we can. The interesting part is that we’re not keeping our state that high because only the thought … Continue reading Why do we keep procrastinating?