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"You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

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I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. I especially liked the segments on Tolerations, Wardrobe, and Office and Paperwork.

Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting.

-Joan, New York

Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I appreciate how genuine she is.

I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. I am feeling so much more secure, and feel I am finally put onto a life path that will bring me joy for many years to come."

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PROCRASTINATION QUIZ

How much do you procrastinate?

You will need a java-enabled browser or you can add up your score by hand.

5 represents MORE TRUE and 1 represents LESS TRUE

1.
I have missed more than 5 deadlines this month.
5 4 3 2 1
2.
I leave large projects until the last minute.
5 4 3 2 1
3.
I have usually have yesterday's dishes in the sink the next day.
5 4 3 2 1
4.
I get stressed often and zone out in front of the TV, check e-mail, chat, surf the net, etc.
5 4 3 2 1
5.
I have recently pulled an all-nighter to get something done.
5 4 3 2 1
6.
I usually find a reason to put off doing something I find difficult or distasteful.
5 4 3 2 1
7.
I have paid more than 2 bills late over the past month when I had money in the account.
5 4 3 2 1
8.
It usually takes me more than 3 days to respond to e-mails and voicemails.
5 4 3 2 1
9.
I have many goals I am waiting for the "right time" to pursue.
5 4 3 2 1
10.
My energy feels drained by to do's that are more than a month old.
5 4 3 2 1
 

Total Score

Now look at your total score.

40-50 You procrastinate on most of your responsibilities. Many things are late or not done at all due to procrastination. Life often feels overwhelming. You spend much time in zoning out pursuits instead of pursuing your dreams. You need a plan to take care of some of your procrastination. You would greatly benefit from the Procrastination E-course.

30-39 You procrastinate much more than you would like. Things get done at the last minute and you are always in a rush. You are unsure of where your time goes. Your important priorities always seem to be pushed back due to urgent problems. Take a look at your schedule and narrow your responsibilities down. Know what needs to be done well and what isn't as important.

20-29 Your procrastination hinders your productivity. You don't give yourself enough time to do quality work so you have an excuse if it is not done perfectly. You are able to get something done. See what works in that area of your life and find clues to what you can do in an area you procrastinate on.

10-19 You only procrastinate on a few things that you really dislike or are afraid to do. Notice your feelings right before you procrastinate. Listen to your self-talk. Are you thinking negatively or positive and powerful?

0-9 You take action as soon as possible. You are very motivated. You don't like old to do's hanging around. Sometimes you don't take enough time to relax because you don't want to lose your productivity. Congratulate yourself for getting things done and take a break this weekend.

Many of you would benefit by taking the Procrastination E-Course to get a handle of some of your to do's, delve into the whys of your procrastination and find fun ways to motivate yourself.

 

 

 

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