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How to stop procrastinating

Putting everything off until the last minute – or until you've missed vital deadlines – can wreak havoc with your life, not to mention the lives of those around you. So why do you do it? Why avoid tasks you know must be completed, turning simple jobs into stress-inducing hassles?

Understanding why we procrastinate is step one in dealing with it. From a cognitive therapy perspective, there are a number of reasons to procrastinate:

There are many other reasons to procrastinate, including perfectionism, being a dreamer, excessive worry, taking too much on... sound familiar? If you would like some help from me you can contact my assistant, Dawn Cope, on 0208 318 5735 or info@danroberts.com

Finally, the golden rule of anti-procrastination: Just do it now!