Procrastination

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January 03, 2016

Procrastination can be an occasional bad habit, but it can also be a lot worse. It can lead to depression, low self-esteem, anxiety. Today, we try to answer the question, Why do we put things off and how can we stop?

MEASURE YOUR PROCRASTINATION. DO IT RIGHT NOW. DON'T PUT IT OFF ANY LONGER.

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Piers Steel gives us a procrastination primer. Steel's the author of "The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done." He's a Distinguished Research Chair at the University of Calgary.

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4:34
Anxious
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Patricia Pearson shares her thoughts about procrastination anxiety.

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4:40
Addicted to avoiding stuff
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Is procrastination just a bad habit? Or is it something worse, like a vice? Jennifer Baker waxes philosophical about the dark side of putting things off.

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9:23
Setting goals
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Chrisoula Andreou offers some strategies that can help us stop putting things off.

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9:06
Procrastinating while writing.
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When it comes to writing, it's easy to procrastinate. But Canadian philosopher Mark Kingwell has managed to avoid that temptation.

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10:36
Felicia Day at Comic Con 2011
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Web video superstar Felicia Day talks about how the Internet allowed her to use her weirdness to achieve her dreams of becoming an actress and to fulfill her creative ambitions.

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10:54
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