Here’s the Solution to Your Procrastination
If your New Year’s Resolution was to stop procrastinating but you’ve haven’t gotten around to starting yet, you’ve come to the right place.
The solution to your procrastination lies in one simple question: Why? And the answer is probably not laziness.
“Knowing why you procrastinate and learning how to combat it are the only ways to change your behavior, according to experts,” says CNN. “Laziness usually isn’t the reason behind procrastination, said Jenny Yip, a clinical psychologist and executive director of the Los Angeles-based Little Thinkers Center, which helps children with academic challenges. ‘Laziness is like, I have absolutely no desire to even think about this.’ Procrastination is, ‘It troubles me to think about this. And therefore, it’s hard for me to get the job done.’ That’s a big difference.”
In her book How to Beat Procrastination in the Digital Age, psychologist Linda Sapadin describes four types of chronic procrastinators:
The perfectionist. An unhealthy need to make sure every T is crossed and I is dotted can cause anxiety and paralysis.
The worrier. An all-or-nothing mindset, coupled with unrealistic expectations, can thwart forward progress.
The dreamer. This type can easily come up with great ideas but stalls in execution and follow-through.
The defier. A negative view of what others expect or require of you can quell motivation to finish tasks.
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NC Rule of Professional Conduct 1.3: Diligence
A lawyer shall act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client.
Comment  Perhaps no professional shortcoming is more widely resented than procrastination. A client's interests often can be adversely affected by the passage of time or the change of conditions. In extreme instances, as when a lawyer overlooks a statute of limitations, the client's legal position may be destroyed. Even when the client's interests are not affected in substance, however, unreasonable delay can cause a client needless anxiety and undermine confidence in the lawyer's trustworthiness. A lawyer's duty to act with reasonable promptness, however, does not preclude the lawyer from agreeing to a reasonable request for a postponement that will not prejudice the lawyer's client.
SOURCES: Laziness isn't why you procrastinate. This is | CNN
Diligence | North Carolina State Bar (ncbar.gov)
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