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When You Just Can’t Do It

This week, I led a workshop for therapists who have clients in career transition. It had been on the books for months. And though I’d drawn an outline of the workshop a while ago, it took me until the night before to start to map the whole thing out. I was cramming like crazy on the morning of. I barely had time to finish. And the really peculiar part is that I’d just written a blog post on procrastination for my Coaching website. I became my own case study. What kinds of things do you put off?

Chart by Matt Shirley


6 comments for “When You Just Can’t Do It”

  1. Petra says:

    Mopping the kitchen floor and writing my annual merit pay document. The former really doesn’t take all that long, but for some reason I find it irritating. Maybe I should reframe my thinking and do it mindfully.

    • wendy says:

      You’re on to something. One good procrastination tip for doing something that’s irritating is to add an element that makes it more interesting or challenging.

  2. CATHERINE says:

    November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and every November I swear I’m going to do it. And every November I write something on November 1st, then spend the rest of the month scheming how I can catch up on the days I’ve missed.

  3. Claire says:

    Everything I don’t want to do: usually b/c I have strong dislike of it I’m focused on or I don’t know how to do it (yet).

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