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Procrastination Help for Negative Emotions

Aug 17, 2007
Our emotions can often betray us. Even when things seem to be going well, something upsets us, and our goals and plans go out the window. Life is like that, at times, and we have no control over it.

We become stopped - but do we have to be? Here are some
steps that will give you some procrastination help in relation to those emotions.

1. Understand What Your Emotions Are

It is very important that we know what we are dealing with when we talk about our emotions. They are things about each of our natures that we cannot control. They react to factors which we have no control over. Things like temperature, the amount of sunshine, what we ate for lunch, reaction to others and their attitudes
towards us (or, their perceived attitudes), situations beyond our control, etc.

Largely, emotions are affected by the situations that we face each day. For this reason, they are about as reliable as the weather - if we are waiting for good emotions. At work, we are expected to perform the same - regardless of whether or not its a bad hair day. Our children and mates expect a large degree of consistency from us - not just when we feel like it.

2. Learn To Control Those Emotions

We know very well that our boss would not tolerate some excuses. Why do we tolerate some excuses from ourselves as to why we do not do what needs to be done. The main procrastination help you need is to be able to see that emotions ought not to be the boss.

We all have ability to think our way around most of our emotions. It is when we tolerate certain emotions, and feed them (by allowing our minds to become focused on the thing, or person, that brought about that negative emotion), that they begin to prevent us from acting in a positive direction.

When our emotions are apt to get the best of us, here are some things that will give you some procrastination help during those moments:

Recognize that dwelling on wrong emotions, or negative thoughts, will prevent you from achieving your goals.

Enable yourself to focus on desired actions by having well thought of objectives for yourself.

Replace negative thoughts by concentrating on how you are going to reach those objectives today.

Leave The Emotions Of Tomorrow Alone

Most of us have enough problems and causes for anxiety,
frustration, etc., today. If we also allow ourselves to focus on tomorrow's potential problems (most of which will never happen), then we are increasing the potential for negative thoughts - and ultimately causing our own defeat.

Instead focus on where you want to go, and then, without tolerating a lot of thinking in a wrong direction, let your thoughts run toward the goal.

This way you can see greater energy being directed toward a single goal - which will mean a greater performance, and higher levels of accomplishment.

This is your secret procrastination help!
About the Author
Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced a very popular free report that reveals how to crush procrastination and sustain lasting motivation. Apply now because it is available for a limited time only at: stop procrastinating
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