314/365 Choosing the emotions

What we really need to do is to come to terms with our negative feelings about a task. We need to find a way to cope with these negative feelings so that we can continue to pursue our intended goal. […] Essentially, it comes down to choosing the emotions on which we will focus. For example, although the dominant emotion at the moment may be fear—we may have fear—the key thing is that we do not have to be our fear. We can acknowledge this fear but choose to continue to pursue our goals working from some other part of our self.

  • From “Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change”
    Timothy A. Pychyl
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