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How to stop Procrastinating

The Psych Talk

Procrastination is when we put off doing an unpleasant task by completing a more pleasant, less urgent task in its place. Having a habit of procrastinating can really effect our career and education and can even lead to poor mental health. Procrastination often leads to feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. Fortunately, there are ways we can overcome procrastination and lead more productive lives.

Understand Why We Procrastinate:

The first step in solving many issues is to identify the causes for them. In relation to procrastination there are many different reasons that we may put off a task. These can include:

  • Low energy levels
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the task 
  • Feeling like the challenge is greater than our skill level
  • Difficulty seeing the benefit of the task
  • Distractions

Each cause has it’s own solution. Once you have identified the cause of your procrastination you can find the solution that will work for…

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Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog

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