Procrastination: The Surprising Benefit You Won’t Learn at Motivational Seminars

The common perception in the personal development world is that procrastination is counterproductive. You may have come to believe that there isn’t a good reason why you’re procrastinating, and therefore that your behavior is irrational and unhealthy. It must be motivated by some irrational fear or insecurity.

In many cases, that’s probably true. However, there are enough self-help books and motivational seminars that will teach you how to overcome fear, so I’ll spare you on that. There aren’t, however, enough resources that will help you determine if the reason you’re procrastinating is a good one. If you think more about what you’re procrastinating, you might find a good reason.

You might be procrastinating because, deep down, you know you might fail, or because what you’re trying to force yourself to do isn’t in line with your values. In these cases, your desire to procrastinate might save you from doing something that you shouldn’t be doing. This article shares two reasons why we procrastinate and eight action steps for developing a better strategy.

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Episode 3: The Difficult But Rewarding Task of Parenting (Brian Vondruska)

Brian Vondruska is a dad, author, and founder of The Kind of Parent You Are. In this chat, we discuss the difficult but rewarding task of being a parent, the downfalls of different approaches like helicopter parenting and tiger parenting, and how “Self Determination Theory” can help us become better parents. We also get to touch on topics like TV and computers, homeschooling, and why parents shouldn’t be too hard on themselves.

Discover more about Brian Vondruska here:

The Kind of Parent You Are

Book Recommendations:
The Optimal Life Experience
Self-Determination Theory

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“Brain Drain” Exercise: How Stream-of-Consciousness Writing Can Help Over-Thinking

Do you commonly find yourself “over-thinking?”

According to a recent poll I did on Twitter, an alarming 68% of people said that they “Often” find themselves over-thinking and 26% said they at least “Sometimes” find themselves over-thinking.

Over-thinking can be a common psychological problem for many people and it is often associated with many mental conditions like stress, anxiety, and depression.

Of course our minds are designed to think to solve difficult problems and make good decisions – thinking is generally a healthy thing – but a lot of thinking can also become unnecessary, useless, and harmful.

Thankfully, there are a lot of different mental tools to help better manage your thinking, and one great tool for minimizing over-thinking is something called a “brain drain” exercise.

The “brain drain” exercise is incredibly simple to do. Just grab 2 pieces of paper and a pen, then write down whatever comes to your mind until both pages are completely filled.

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Episode 2: Brutal Honesty and Sparking Change (with David P. Robbins)

David P. Robbins is a rare breed of therapist and psychologist who believes in the power of brutal honesty and personal accountability – he labels his approach “Give ‘Em Both Barrels” (or GEBB). In this chat, we discuss the nature of why therapy works, different techniques and perspectives, and how to spark real change in people.

Discover more about David P. Robbins here:
The Mind Mechanic (YouTube)

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Episode 1: Relationships, Touch, and Sexual Bucket Lists (with Dr. Lori Beth)

Dr. Lori Beth is an Intimacy Coach and psychotherapist who focuses on relationships, love, and sex. In this interview, we discuss key differences between monogamy and polyamory, the importance of human touch, cuddling professionals, the impact of media and culture on sexual attitudes, and sexual bucket lists.

Discover more about Dr. Lori Beth here:

The Intimacy Coach
A to Z of Sex
74 Smokin’ Hot Movies That Are Not X-Rated (Ebook)

Book Recommendation:
The Ethical Slut

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