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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, EdTech, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of the Crush School Series of Books, which help students understand how their brains process information and learn. I also wrote The Power of Three: How to Simplify Your Life to Amplify Your Personal and Professional Success, but be warned that it's meant for adults who want to thrive and are comfortable with four letter words.

Can you beat procrastination? Yes you can! This is what Chapter 16 is all about:

Go ahead: Lie to yourself. Convince yourself how successful you have been when you put things off to the last possible moment. And maybe you were at times. But guess what: YOU CAN DO BETTER. I know it. You know it.

SO WHY DO WE DO IT?

Most humans procrastinate. It’s because our brain experiences what it reads as pain when it is about to be put to doing something difficult. In addition, the part of the brain responsible for rational thinking, the prefrontal cortex, gets tired easily.

In response, our brain looks for ways to stop these negative feelings and switches attention to something more pleasant. We do something else and start feeling happy, which is unfortunately only temporary, as the task we must do does not go away.

It’s not easy, but

YOU CAN BEAT PROCRASTINATION.

Flip to the next page to see how.