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Chapter 23. Face Up to the Feeling

Procrastination can be a way of avoiding feelings—most often feelings of success, enjoyment, or closeness. Many people procrastinate to avoid the feeling they would have if they finished the task—not just to avoid the task itself. Consider how these statements could show up in procrastination:

“I wouldn’t know what to do if I got caught up.”

“If I got caught up on my work, it would scare me to death.”

“I feel needed when I have a lot of work to do.”


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