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Life Coaching, 2nd Edition by Windy Dryden, Michael Neenan

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Chapter 3

Overcoming procrastination

 

 

 

Introduction

A common dictionary definition of procrastination is ‘to defer action’, that is, to decide deliberately to do something later on (for example, ‘I have deferred my decision until next Wednesday’). This is an example of planned delay in order to consider all the available evidence before making the decision. When individuals have problems with procrastination, however, it usually refers to them acting in a dilatory manner and thus laying something aside until a future unspecified time (for example, ‘I will do it eventually’); or, if a future time has been specified, no action occurs when the time arrives (for example, ‘I was going to start the essay today but a friend popped round and one ...

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