Top Ten Reasons to Reframe Procrastination
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12 Comments
From the Brain-Transplant Series
ADD Information you NEED to know!
from THE ADD Poster Girl: Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, MCC, SCAC
Founder of the ADD Coach Training Field; Cofounder of the ADD Coaching field
WHY reframe Procrastination?
- First & foremost, Procrastination has become a LABEL.
- Labeling is an unfortunate form of self-activated, actively defended confirmation bias.
- Confirmation bias limits the search for solutions – you can’t find what you don’t look for
- Labeling is judgmental – judgment is make-wrong. Make-wrong never works.
- Make-wrong is mean. It hurts our feelings and shuts us down.
- Make-wrong makes us defensive, which activates the amygdala. Bad idea!
- Amygdala hijack pulls resources from the PFC (prefrontal cortex). Really bad idea!
- We need the PFC on-board for activation and accomplishment.
Kinda’ dumb to shut it down, huh?
- People have been writing “tough love” and “just DO it” advice trying to end the procrastination problem seemingly forever — yet tons of folks still do it.
It’s beyond crazy to keep doing the same thing, expecting a different result!!
- Time to try a new way ’round, don’cha think?
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Related articles right here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com
More on Activation and so-called “Procrastination”
- The Link between Procrastination & Task Anxiety
- The Procrastination Puzzle & the ADD Brain-Style
- Procrastination — Activation vs. Motivation
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- Brain Waves, Scans and ATTENTION
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- ADD: Why I don’t use the “H”
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