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11/17/07 11:26 P

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Sparks sent out a great e-mail the other day with an article on Procrastination as part of their Healthy Reflections. In case you missed it (and because I can't find it on the site), I've included it below.

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"IS PROCRASTINATION CUREABLE?"

You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President


Procrastination. Putting off until tomorrow what you could do today. Is there a more counterproductive habit around? It causes more stress and anxiety than the Grinch in December. Procrastination solves nothing and usually makes things worse. It piles up unfinished business that lurks in and preoccupies the dark corners of your brain. You hope the pile will disappear, but for some reason it doesn't. The worst part is that once we put off things we'd rather not do, we start to delay the fun stuff as well. How many times have you said "no" to an opportunity because you had to take care of something you put off earlier? How many lost opportunities can you accept? Let's make action a habit instead. Tomorrow, focus on your toughest hurdle first. Get just that one thing out of the way and enjoy the rest of the day. Be firm and don't let yourself off the hook. After all, it's not going away. Follow that one strategy and you'll be surprised how the momentum carries through the rest of the day. Do it now!!"

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Anyone else deal with this horrible habit? I truly want to overcome this in all areas of my life.

Mountain Standard Time (with no DST)

Single in your 50s? Please join us on the Sparking Through Our 50s team: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g
roups_individual.asp?gid=66776


All ages, join us as we refine seven lifestyle habits for better health: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=13958


 Body Fat %: 24.5
25.5
24.55
23.6
22.65
21.7
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