Using Emotional Intelligence To Prevent And Overcome Procrastination.

Procrastination. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. We leave writing that report until the very last minute. Repeatedly putting it off until we have no choice but to cobble something together. We’ve all had days when we’ve decided that now is the best time to tidy our desks instead of preparing those presentation slides that are due this week (‘I’m helping myself get more organised so that I can really focus on the slides when I do create them…’). According to ‘Psychology Today’ 20% of us “chronically avoid tasks and deliberately look for distractions”.

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Using Emotional Intelligence To Help You Say "NO"

A reluctance to say ‘no’ can leave us feeling anxious and frustrated. The impact of always saying ‘yes’ can lead to increased and often unmanageable workloads resulting in long hours, missed lunches and extra pressure. This additional pressure can then lead to stress and more anxiety. Constantly saying ‘yes’ to requests can make us berate ourselves for being “weak”, verbally kicking ourselves when we wish we had spoken up. This is not good for our self-esteem and is damaging for our mental and emotional health. Long-term if we continue to always say ‘yes’, regardless of what we really want, it can lead to us being taken advantage of and manipulated.

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