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CCI InfoPax: Put Off Procrastinating!

Overcoming Procrastination: This InfoPax is designed to provide you with some information about procrastination and some suggested strategies for how you can address this problem. It is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence. Although it is not necessary that you complete one module before going on to the next, this is recommended. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.


Module 1: Understanding Procrastination Part I

This Module provides a definition of procrastination, and explores what you procrastinate about, how you procrastinate and common procrastination excuses you may use. PDF document: 264kb. 


Module 2: Understanding Procrastination Part II

This Module examines the common unhelpful rules and assumptions that underlie procrastination, and explores how the positive and negative consequences of procrastination work to keep you procrastinating. PDF document: 250kb.


Module 3: Changing Procrastination

This Module introduces you to the vicious cycle of procrastination, and outlines how to change procrastination, and helps you commit to the change process. PDF document: 345kb. 


Module 4: Dismissing Procrastination Excuses

This Module helps you to identify procrastination excuses and learn how to challenge, test and change your excuses. The Module also teaches you how to motivate rather than criticize yourself when you procrastinate. PDF document: 242kb. 


Module 5: Practical Techniques to Stop Procrastination

This Module teaches you practical behavioral strategies to help you stop procrastinating, these include knowing what to do, how to do it and when to do it. PDF document: 340kb. 


Module 6: Adjusting Unhelpful Rules/Assumptions and Tolerating Discomfort

This Module helps you to challenge and adjust the unhelpful rules and assumptions that give rise to your procrastination. The Module also helps you to learn how to tolerate the discomfort that leads you to procrastinate. PDF document: 311kb.


Module 7: Putting It Altogether, Doing It and Keeping Going

This Module brings you to the end of the ‘Put Off Procrastinating’ InfoPax. You will put together all the skills you have learned in previous modules, to help you get into a cycle of ‘doing’ rather than procrastinating. PDF document: 307kb.


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