Ask Gwen: Recovering from procrastination?

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Dear Gwen, what is the first step in recovering from procrastination?

Gwen’s Answer:

The first step in recovering from procrastination is to take the first step. Really. Generally, when we procrastinate, the problem is just getting started. Once we get into the task, we can usually make progress. Procrastination is avoidance. If a job needs to be done, we cannot wait until we “feel” like doing it. We just ask ourselves what the first step would be in doing the job, and then take that step. Usually, the rest will follow.

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