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Manage Your Time and Alleviate Stress

Wasting time, by putting off until tomorrow what you don’t want to do today, is an easy practice to adopt. The very thought of dealing with certain situations is repulsive, so why not leave it until tomorrow? This attitude only delays the confrontation, which plays on one’s mind until the inevitable situation is faced. This attitude will needlessly spread a few anxious moments over a couple of days, and if the practice becomes a habit, the result will most likely be recurrent bouts of anxiety.

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Anxiety ProcrastinationIt is extremely easy to allow procrastination to become an ongoing event, and unfortunately the person concerned, is not aware of the danger this practice poses to his mental health. By procrastinating, a person is actually creating a state of anxiety by allowing his mind to dwell on a situation for a time, rather than deal with the matter immediately.

Once this manner of postponing things for another day becomes common practice, the habit is extremely hard to break, and depending on one’s mental state, professional therapy may be needed. At the very least, the situation must be discussed with family, friends or a community group.

Group therapy is generally the most rewarding, as it allows the sufferer to exchange ideas with people that are recovering from the same condition, the symptoms of procrastination will be discussed openly, to enable the sufferer to realize the extent of his condition. Various procedures will be presented that will allow a patient to gradually overcome his bad habits, and to perform daily tasks in an orderly fashion. Monumental tasks can be broken up into small segments that a patient can tackle, and accomplish successfully.

Verbal commitments can be exchanged by group members, to set deadlines for tasks that they have undertaken. This will determine any progress that they have made in improving their time management skills. By allowing others to become involved in their personal efforts, they are helping each other to set deadlines and evaluate any progress. This will also create a commitment to fulfill the expectations they have set for one another.

Always claim a reward when a certain task is completed within the designated time frame. This practice gives one an incentive to proceed, strive to accomplish the next days task and earn another reward.

By making a commitment to break the habit of procrastination, an anxiety sufferer will soon be well on his way to being able to successfully manage his time and find himself enjoying life once again.

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