25 Stages Of Procrastination

25 Stages Of Procrastination

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Procrastination. It can be your greatest motivator or your greatest enemy. Or both. I don't know about the rest of you but I tend to do this more often than I'd like to admit. The stress, anxiety and all sorts of other emotions that mix together during this time are something else. If you can avoid procrastinating, I highly suggest it, but if you want to put off whatever you're doing now and take a look at this representation of a single assignment you took too long to begin...read on!

1. I have plenty of time to do this.

2. Five days away from the deadline? Nothing to worry about.

3. If I just do a page a day it'll be done a day early.

4. If I do a page and a half a day I can put it off until tomorrow.

5. I want to go out, I can just work on it and get it done tomorrow.

6. I'm just going to take a short nap before I start.

7. I slept too long, I have to write a page an hour and I can get to bed at a decent time.

8. I need a little break.

9. It's 11 p.m. and I'm still on page one.

10. I`m going to try another nap.

11. It`s three in the morning and this is due in about six hours.

12. Okay, time to panic a little.

13. Why didn't I do this sooner?!

14. Why do I do this to myself?!

14. Cry a little and start again.

15. No stops, no pauses, no breaks, no nothing, just type.

16. I just need to look at my phone for a couple minutes to wake myself up.

17. Crap, I just lost half an hour.

18. I have thirty minutes left, I have to finish this conclusion and look it over.

19. Spell check and quickly read it over and we are ready to go.

20. Breathe. Just breathe.

21. Send it to the printer.

22. Run to class because obviously I left late and need to turn this in on time.

23. Sigh, relieved after arriving just in the nick of time.

24. Swear never to do it again.

25. Repeat.

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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