Category Archives: procrastination

Five Stages of Procrastination

How is procrastination like a bridge you set on fire yourself? According to Neil Fiore in The Now Habit, it’s similar to a situation where we scare ourselves into being frozen. Fiore says to imagine a very long flat board … Continue reading

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The Vicious Procrastination Cycle

Because I have a tight deadline, and I also need to go to bed early for a race I’m running in the morning, I am going to re-run a popular article from a few years ago on the procrastination cycle. … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Your Writing Life Isn’t Working–and What To Do

What’s wrong with me? you wonder. Why doesn’t this writing advice work? A third worrisome thought nibbles at the back of your brain: Maybe I’m not a writer after all.  Not to worry. I’ve identified three of the most common … Continue reading

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Weakened Mind Anxiety: the Cure (Part 3)

First we talked about the anxiety stirred up when it’s time to start a writing project. Then we talked about four causes of this “weakened mind anxiety,” a term coined by Eric Maisel in Fearless Creating. The next obvious question … Continue reading

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Weakened Mind Anxiety (Part 2)

Last week we talked about “weakened mind anxiety” and what that feels like. Symptoms that rear their ugly heads just before you try to write include fatigue, foggy brain, depression and an urge to cry/sleep/watch TV/surf the ‘Net. (from Fearless … Continue reading

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