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Anxiety and Procrastination

By January 26, 2009

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This weekend I received an email from a young woman who has working on a problem with procrastination. She said something very wise: she has realized that anxiety is at the bottom of her procrastination. I was impressed that she was able to zero in on the factor underlying her problem.

If you struggle with overcoming procrastination, it's important to stop and think about why you put things off. Are you a perfectionist? Do you lack self-confidence? Or perhaps it is a fear of success?

If you'd like to read more about the connection between anxiety and procrastination, check out this article written by our Guide to Generalized Anxiety.


January 27, 2009 at 9:28 pm
(1) Kell says:

Identifying why you are procrastinating is often the first step to putting into place strategies to beat procrastination – such as divide and conquer, pros and cons lists and rationalization to mention a few. I write more about the reasons for procastination and how you can beat procrastination at
All the best

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