Procrastination Can Be Productive. Really!

When you work smarter, not harder, procrastination can be your friend. September 10, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Excerpted from Becoming Super Woman: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance  Contrary to what we’ve been taught to believe, procrastination isn’t always a bad thing. Yep, you heard it here first: procrastination can be good if, and only if, you’re thoughtful about it. Procrastination derives from the Latin words “pro” which means “forward” and “crastinus” which means “belonging to tomorrow.” So, if something belongs to tomorrow, and you are planning for it as you would anything else, there’s no need to beat yourself up for letting it actually belong to tomorrow and not today. Make sense? Related: Channelling Procrastination Into Productivity Creating a productive plan for the day is all about prioritizing today, which necessarily means putting some things off until tomorrow […]

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7 Ways to Get From Burnout to Balance

After a complete mental and physical breakdown, Nicole Lapin took these steps to come to her own rescue. Here she shares her methods for preventing extreme burnout. July 25, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Until very recently, if you had asked me to make a list of all the things I valued, it wouldn’t have even occurred to me to put myself on it. The list would have everything I always wanted: a super job, a super man and an overall super life. But I wasn’t devoting any time or effort into becoming a super woman first.  Then I had a breakdown. A complete and total mental, physical and emotional breakdown. The developmental trauma I ignored or numbed with work for so many years finally kicked my ass. And only then did I have no choice but to make myself a priority. Of course, I had experienced […]

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