• Procrastination

    grettascholten May 12, 2022

    “I need to do a good job.” “I’m responsible.” “It’s important.” These statements seem positive but they are some of the most common causes of procrastination for me and for my clients. These (and similar thoughts) are what I call high-stakes thoughts. High-stakes thoughts are thoughts that create a feeling of pressure. And not the good kind of pressure. This matters because your actions are a product of your feelings.…

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  • Time Blocking Drama

    grettascholten April 21, 2022

    Ahh time blocking. The way we’ve be told is the best and most effective way to manage our time. The way that I tried to manage my time for 2 and a half years. And the way I could never get right (truthfully, I felt like I never even got close despite my best and obsessive efforts). I thought there was something wrong with me. I dutifully planned my week.…

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  • How to stop making the same mistakes: evaluate & adjust

    grettascholten April 14, 2022

    In order to spend your time the way you want, one of the most important skills you can learn is how to evaluate and adjust. This allows you to stop making the same mistakes over and over again & it helps you stop feeling stuck. This one skill of evaluating and adjusting is what will create not only a lot of progress in a short amount of time, but also…

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  • I have to do it right

    grettascholten April 7, 2022

    Procrastination and inadvertent inauthenticity go hand in hand. Which is why the fastest way out of procrastination is to be authentically yourself. Let me explain. When you tell yourself, “I have to get this right” or “I just need to do this the right way,” what you’re really saying is: I need to do it like someone else. This is why you research and ask around and compare. What you’re…

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  • What should I plan?

    grettascholten April 4, 2022

    “But what should I plan?” If you find yourself asking this question and then not answering but scrolling on social media for inspiration or doing research to find the answer, here’s why: What you’re actually saying to yourself when you ask, “but what should I plan?” is: I don’t know. I don’t know the right thing to plan. There’s so much to do – I don’t know where to start.…

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  • Carving Out Time

    grettascholten March 29, 2022

    You don’t need to carve out time. You need fewer and clearer priorities. What’s happening right now is you’re trying to cram more into an overly full junk drawer. And it doesn’t fit. The new thing keeps getting stuck or spilling out or you just forget it all together. Instead of taking everything out, sorting it, and keeping only what’s important, you just keep trying harder and harder to jam…

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