This Might Be the Real Reason You Keep Procrastinating

Sometimes I’m that way. I was trying to finish a story a few mintes ago, when this happened. I try to get in a couple thousand words today, but as I came to the end of the story I ran out of steam. Thanks for sharing these words of encouragement and letting me know that I’m not the only one who struggles with getting things done.

Meg Dowell Writes

It took me years to learn that procrastination isn’t something you have to stop doing.

But it took me even longer to figure out WHY I couldn’t get my destructive habit under better control.

Constant flare-ups of anxiety and panic could have been avoided if I’d just start things earlier, instead of waiting until the last minute.

Why was that so hard?

It turns out there’s a reason I still struggle. And it might be the reason you’re struggling, too.

I can’t break up big projects into small pieces. At least, not very well.

It’s one of my top writing productivity tips, yet I still struggle with it almost daily.

If I’m going to sit down to work on a 10-page story, for example, I want to sit down, write those 10 pages in one sitting or one day, and be done with it. I don’t want to keep…

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