Present Bias or “The Weakness of Now”

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Why Procrastination Will Cost You Your Life

Spring is in full swing, and abundant are the opportunities for distractions. While your present self is indulging in short-term mood regulation, what shall be the cost to your future self? The Staggering Cost of Procrastination One thing that annoys me is that procrastination is often treated as a joke. While we may not dare, for instance, making fun of memory loss in the presence of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, we are quick to make light of procrastination, a
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What Shall I Do Next? – Decisional Procrastination

Happy New Year! You have probably been inundated by ideas about what to do for your new year’s resolution, by now, and have already given up on most of them. So I will not beat a dead horse, and today I will broach a different topic instead, that might be more useful to you for the remainder of 2015. I would like to talk about a lesser known cause of procrastination: decisional procrastination. The concept emerged from Leon Mann’s Flinders
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Singing Your Song or Telling Your Story

Different versions of the following story can be found, as retold by various authors*:       When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she’s pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends. Together they pray and meditate until they hear the baby’s unique song. As they attune to it, the women sing it aloud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else. When the child is born the community gathers and sings the
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Getting Out of Your Head and Into Your Heart

I participated in a workshop, the other day, where the audience was urging the person on the hot seat to “get out of her head and into her heart.” The hapless woman looked like she was frozen in an infinite loop of thought patterns, unable to let go and allow her true essence to shine through. As for me, I was infuriated with the crowd’s exhortation. You may ask why would I take issue with something that looks like a
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