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Five Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing

Five Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing

How can something as simple as a blank page be so intimidating? How does it have the power to simultaneously shut down your mind and suggest a million other things you could be doing? Writer's block is real. How can you stop procrastinating and start writing? From a homework essay to a doctoral thesis, from starting a journal to finishing that novel your publisher keeps calling about, these tried-and-true steps will help you write.

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If Only and At Least: How Procrastination Messes with Your Mind

If Only and At Least: How Procrastination Messes with Your Mind
Around 15% of adults procrastinate regularly; almost everyone will procrastinate sometimes. There are very few people who haven't put off a difficult or unpleasant task, even though the sensible thing would be to get on with it. Occasionally thinking, "I'll do it tomorrow," or, "I'm not really in the mood for this right now," isn't a problem for most people, but if you regularly put things off then you can begin a cycle of procrastination. The more you avoid doing things, the more you're likely to start thinking counterfactual thoughts. And the more you think counterfactual thoughts, the more you're likely to avoid doing things.

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