How to overcome procrastination

How to overcome procrastination

Youngfully Employed

If you’re a procrastinator, then you’ve come to the right place! Procrastination is my life. It’s possibly the best concept I’ve ever come across, and at the same time, it’s one of the hardest habits to break. I still struggle a lot with this, but along the way, I’ve learned a few ways to better understand procrastination and ways I can move past it. So how can you start to live a procrastination-free life?

Start by understanding why you started procrastinating.
For me, my procrastination started in high school. A couple reasons. The assignments I received in high school were easy enough that I could put everything together at the last minute. And secondly, I was always an extrovert who had a bunch of friends and a lot of places to go. So in my eyes, there was always something better and more fun to do.

Once I realized that I could…

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Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’ — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools

Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’ — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools

Happy. Homeschooling. Housewife.

When I saw the title of this article I knew I needed to read it — and I am glad I did! Most of my friends are educators working as leaders in public and charter schools. A few of them have even started their own schools. All are seriously committed  to the awesome task of educating our children.  But I have noticed something over the years, and that is that there is lack of curiosity regarding what home schoolers are doing and how they are doing it.  I am hardly asked by my educator friends (or even parents of children who are traditionally schooled) how our experience is as a home schooling family – the good and the bad. And this ‘lack of curiosity’ could be for a number of reasons–maybe they are simply uncomfortable to bring the topic up. Whatever the reason, I am a firm believer that you…

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The Problem with Being an ‘Overachiever’

The Problem with Being an ‘Overachiever’

There is no such thing as an “overachiever” – just jealous “underachievers” trying to throw shade.

Alexis Chateau

I was called an overachiever for the first time in 2015 – and by another woman.The remark came after a discussion of childhood schooling,where she measured her son’s track record against my own.

The remark caught me completely by surprise. What did it mean exactly? Is there something wrong with personal success? Am I supposed tolower my standards? Work less hard? Set fewer goals?

Was it because I am a woman?

Achievement in Jamaica

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Prior to moving to the United States, I don’t remember ever hearing the word ‘overachiever’. In Jamaica, you’re either hardworking, or lazy – gender be damned!

In Jamaica, it’s also common for femalesto excel in school – more so than males. We also outnumber them in college classrooms; and then outnumber them again in most areas of the work force; and have a much higher literacy rate.

According to expert sources, like the American Psychology…

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