Time and time again, you are under deadline and you find yourself perusing Facebook or cleaning your desk instead of doing what you need to do. Here’s why you do it, and some suggestions to curb the behavior.
Have you ever agonized over your inability to get enough done? The stress of feeling overwhelmed has an insidious way of catching up to you, and suddenly you’re losing sleep and fighting the feeling that you’re a failure. What’s worse, your constant anxiety further impedes your ability to tackle your tasks, thus even fewer things get done and the anxiety only builds into a vicious cycle.
The harsh truth is, you may be the thing that’s standing in the way. You are self-sabotaging yourself, and your productivity. But why would you do that?