[PODCAST] #330: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 1 – The ABCs of Worrying

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A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination.

INTRODUCTION:
-Worrying is at the root of most procrastination
-Brett's podcast performance anxiety
-Can we transform worry into rational action?

RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY:
-Albert Ellis and the origins of REBT
-an answer to Behaviorism
-replacing self-defeating thoughts with positive and actionable ones
-meditation lessons
-REBT and Stoicism
-REBT criticisms
-psychological issues have 3 components: biological, behavioral, psychodynamic

THE THREE TYPES OF WORRY:
-conditions (distant)
-discomfort (interpersonal)
-ego (self)

THE ABC TOOL:
-Activating Event/Agitation/Adversity
-Beliefs
1) list the irrational Beliefs (list the beliefs that led to your reaction/behavior)
2) list replacement rational Beliefs (are measurable, objective, rooted in reality)
-Consequences (of A)
your self defeating behaviors that you want to change, such as anger, anxiety, depression, guilt, self-loathing, feelings of worthlessness, awfulizing, low frustration tolerance, etc. The Consequences are what you feel about/from (A). It makes sense to start here because it's what you actually feel first.

“In life, our first job is this: to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices.”
-Epictetus

Look Closer:
David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/

The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/

tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy

ABC Worksheet - http://www.stressgroup.com/ABCworksheet.html

Related Listening:
Series: Presence and Productivity (With Richard Grove, Tony Myers and Jake DeSyllas)
Series: The Trivium (with Gene Odening)
Series: The Trivium Applied to Communication (with Darrell Becker)

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5 comments

  1. As so as I saw the title I was like ‘I don’t want to have to download this right now’….

    • As soon as I saw your comment, I felt compelled to download the episode to listen again later despite having been half way into the show. Now if only it worked so easily like that with all the important things in life.

  2. As soon as I saw the title I was like ‘I don’t want to have to download this right now’….

  3. I am at about 5.00 into this and this example of procrastinating thought process is so familiar to me , I think I’ve had a nano-Brett in my brain for decades!!
    Or visa versa
    Or something
    Is it this?
    Dunno if I should send this, it’s beyond weird , is it no?
    etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

  4. Haha Stopping 2 Go…

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