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  • Writer's pictureDr. Mena Perone Birett


Your procrastination usually only ends up biting you in the "productivity". Do you remember the last time you panicked because you hadn't completed an assignment? You were the one who was left hanging. You did it to yourself.

The next time you get an assignment is when the "Do It Now" Principle should kick in. The hard part of this principle is recognizing that you are about to procrastinate. There is an actual thought process that occurs when we begin ignore something that needs to be done.

We say out loud or quietly to ourselves, "I don't have time right now!"

Here are some tips to help you incorporate the "Do It Now" Principle in your life:

1. Set your wake-up time a half hour earlier tomorrow.

2. Memorize and repeat this motto: "Action today, not tomorrow."

3. Finish what you start.

4. Don't take on others' problems.

5. Make a list of necessary but unpleasant projects, with a completion date for each project.

6. Create a relationship with a role model.

Accept no excuses from yourself. Make the leap and start this week by taking the 2 Minute Challenge. Make a list of five things that need to be done. Then set your timer for 2 Minutes. Do one item for 2 minutes and then rest. (example: create a "to do list", clear your desk, take out your trash) Even if you don't get finished it is better than it was....and that was just 10 minutes of your time!

Join the rest of the world and jump in for 2 minutes. There are really no more excuses!

C.A.N. is here for you to ensure that you are up to the challenges that lay ahead. If you would like to discuss the transition to college and how C.A.N. can be of assistance, please fill out the contact us page on our website.

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