Procrastination is a natural human habit and tendency, but you don’t have to be its slave.
Procrastination is the enemy of success and the guilt of not doing something always steals your energy.
~ Barbara Corcoran
Why do Teens Procrastinate?
First of all, procrastination is just part of being a human. It’s part of what we do to conserve energy and keep ourselves safe.
A lot of the teens that I work with have the habit of procrastinating in an attempt to avoid feeling an unpleasant emotion like boredom or overwhelm.
Often times when we’ve procrastinated, the result is more of what we were avoiding in the first place. I have one client who procrastinates her school work because she feels overwhelmed. The result of her procrastination is that she falls even further behind, which leads to even more overwhelm.
What Your Teen Will Learn in this Masterclass!
- How to separate facts from thoughts
- Thoughts like “I’m not smart enough,” or “I can’t do this” will hold you back in your efforts.
- Facts like “Test on Thursday,” are manageable when we are in control of our thoughts.
- Managing emotions
- It’s okay to feel overwhelmed and bored when you understand how to process them.
- Emotions are less unpleasant when we manage them.
- Our emotions don’t manage us when we manage them.
- How to create homework protocols
- Create a simple plan for the time between school and bed.
- This plan will empower you to both get things done and do the things you want.
- This will empower you for doing hard things as an adult.
- How to motivate yourself
- No one can motivate you but YOU!
- What you choose to think and believe will create your motivation or lack of motivation.
- What to do when you’ve fallen off the wagon
- Too many times when we fall off the wagon, we choose to give up.
- There are ways to use past mistakes to empower you.
- It’s never too late to get back in the driver’s seat.
Call to ACTION!
Join Joey Mascio and me on a Lead Your Life Masterclass Q/A call.