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Kristi of My ParaVita

Are you a procrastinator? Is your life’s motto “Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow?”A study by Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik revealed that we often put off tackling tasks because we feel overwhelmed by them. But if we can persuade ourselves to devote just a few minutes to these jobs, we will actually feel the urge to finish what we started. Zeigarnik attributed this to our subconscious mind wanting to create change. And did you know this research reflects many of the basic principles of Feng Shui?

So next time you find yourself making up excuses to avoid cleaning out your emails, start small by making a commitment to tackling 3 to 9 items. Before you know it, you may find you’re on a roll and you’ll tackle the entire inbox—or at least a good portion of it!

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