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How to tackle procrastination

This video explains the mechanisms behind procrastination.

So far we have looked at the role of thoughts and self-handicapping on procrastination. In this video we will take a better look at procrastination itself: what are the core mechanisms behind procrastination? Becoming aware of these mechanisms will help you to gain more control of it.

The mechanisms include:

  • Life orientation: emotion driven versus value driven

  • The difference between ‘clean pain’ and ‘dirty pain’
  • Three avoidance strategies:

    1 – Avoidance

    2 – Distraction

    3 – Numbing

Please let us know which avoidance strategies you recognise.

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