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Sunday, July 2, 2017
CTC - Perfectionism, Procrastination, Paralysis

Al-Anon helps many of us to identify and change self-destructive behavior. In my case, procrastination was the source of a great deal of needless anxiety, but with Al-Anon's help I have managed to recognize and change that patter.
As I learned to focus on myself, I began to pay attention to my own thoughts and feelings. When I felt anxious, I took the time to find out what was causing my discomfort. I realized that I had a habit of postponing unpleasant tasks until the last possible moment. Knowing I would have to perform the task eventually. I found it hard to relax until it was done. I came to see that if I took care of the task right away, I could usually let go of anxiety and appreciate the rest of the day. Old habits can be hard to break. It didn't happen overnight, but as I became more willing to let go of procrastination, my life became more manageable and more enjoyable.
Today's Reminder
If I am getting in the way of my own best interest, a closer look at my behavior can lead to positive changes. By focusing on myself, I move toward freedom and serenity today.
"Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped." Liberian proverb

I like the idea of "being willing to let go" of procrastination.  It is a gentle approach!  I also like the proverb.

****also, just got this podcast for procrastination.