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Chapter 4. It's All in Your Head > Don't Worry; There Is Hope - Pg. 44

It's All in Your Head If you suspect that your lack of energy could be related to what you've been eating, consider consulting with a nutritionist for advice on ways to boost your energy. You can get a referral to one in your area from the American Dietetic Association at or 1-800-366-1655. Don't forget about the role that exercise plays in upping your energy level. The Web site of the American Council on Exercise ( might motivate you to start moving. 44 Don't Worry; There Is Hope The point of this chapter was to introduce you to some of the causes of procrastination that might result from thoughts and feelings you have when facing a task. If you think that any of these issues are responsible for some or all of your own procrastination, and if they seem like insurmountable problems, don't despair. Parts 2 and 3 of this book are devoted to showing how you can cross these hurdles with a minimum of pain and suffering. In particular, Chapter 7, "Rallying Support from the Pros," helps you navigate the confusing world of mental health counseling and other professional advice. The Least You Need to Know · Procrastination often results from irrational or illogical thoughts and feelings you have that lead you to unproductive behavior. · Some people procrastinate because they fear how they'll be judged or fear success or failure. · Problems like perfectionism or feeling overwhelmed or frustrated can keep you from starting or completing tasks. · Some procrastinators are addicted to the adrenaline rush that comes from doing things at the last minute. · Procrastination can be a way of rebelling against something you don't want to do or someone you feel hostility toward.