2006 Anticrastination Tip Sheet
What's the opposite of Procrastination?
THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
From Rita Emmett
Author of THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK, and
THE CLUTTER-BUSTING HANDBOOK
Lord, help me to shop thoughtfully.
Grant me a spirit of gratitude for what I already have,
And protect me from being possessed by my possessions.
A Reader Asks For Help
We have a bright and creative reader named Cheryl whose autistic son is
obsessed with DVDs and they have 477 of them. The boxes were ruined by
Hurricane Rita and Cheryl now has all of them in slim line plastic CD
containers which make them hard to find. She has a book with plastic
sleeves that has wallet size pictures (nine per page) so he can "ask"
for the one he wants without ruining the DVD. She needs a idea for a
great way to store them so that she can easily find what she's looking
for and so that caretakers or her sons don't scratch or wreck them as
they take them out.
Does anyone out there have a clever or creative idea to help this
Want To Connect With Rita?
TELESEMINAR: "STOP PROCRASTINATING!"
Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 11am (Chicago time)
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TELESEMINAR: "NEVER BE LATE AGAIN"
Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 pm (Chicago time)
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FOR OUR READERS IN THE CHICAGO AREA
TV appearance on ABC-TV news (Ch. 7)
"PROCRASTINATORS & HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPING"
Friday, December 15 at 11:35 am
IN PERSON at the IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER
Fund-raiser Presentation & Book Signing:
"SECRETS TO BLAST AWAY PROCRASTINATION"
Jan. 7, 2007 2-4 PM
Cost: $5.00 per person, refreshments will be served
Looking For Holiday Gift Ideas?
Here are a few comments about products on our web:
"I am listening to THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK on my ipod and
hearing things I may have missed before when I heard it the first time
on CD. VERY COOL...VERY COOL INDEED!"
----- Leslie Buck
"The Procrastinator's Handbook is an incredible book! It's all there
to help us in this tricky and painful procrastination process. I'm
conquering all my dreams! This book is like the bible, it has to be near
you at all times. When one feels weak, the anti-procrastination tool is
there for you carrying all the answers and advice you need! Thank you
----- Alex Carvalho, jazz guitar player
To buy any of our Learning Resources, click here:
Plus, here's a great idea for college kids or someone who's
discouraged or needs encouragement such as starting a new business, a
new life or other endeavor.
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You can buy this book at Amazon for $14.95 or buy an autographed copy
on our web for the super special price of only $8. It has 101 articles
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favorites such as Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy.
It's like buying an entire bookstore for the price of just one book.
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- How to find or create great wealth and success
- How to improve your communication skills
- How to find true love
- How to double your reading speed in a matter of minutes
- How to learn not to dwell on the negative aspects of your life
- How to escape from a job you hate and find a career you love
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Message From Rita
We received so many comments last year about our December message, we
are running it again this year. In January, you'll see some brand new
thoughts, that's a promise.
19 TIPS TO KEEP THE HOLIDAYS FROM LEAVING YOU OVER-WORKED,
OVER-SCHEDULED AND OVERWHELMED
- Back off from the expectation of doing everything.
- Stop agreeing to attend a gazillion activities and parties that
you don't enjoy. Go to the ones you absolutely have to (your mother's
place, maybe?), say no to a few of the others, and call in sick for
one or two that you couldn't possibly say no to.
- Once you've cleared your calendar during the holidays, plan one
event you would love:
- lunch with a friend?
- driving around looking at decorations?
- serving meals to the homeless?
- spending time with a favorite child (while the parents wrap
- a spiritual activity?
- a nap?
- a concert, play or pageant?
- time alone?
- Figure out whose expectations you're trying to live up to - your
own? your family's? your friend's? maybe even someone who has passed
away? Keep asking yourself, "Why am I doing this?"
- Make a list of the people you'll buy gifts for & stick to it. No
- Decide on a price range for gifts and stick to it. No adding
- Get started on your shopping today & try to have it done this
- Set dates on your calendar to decorate, wrap or whatever, so you
aren't frantic and frazzled at the last minute.
- Simplify your gift shopping by buying on-line, from catalogs or
giving gift certificates.
- Simplify gift giving in groups of friends, co-workers or family by
suggesting a grab bag.
- If you tend to receive gifts you never want or need, offer
suggestions. Either specific (these items in this catalogue or web
site) or general (candles, flowers). If some people always give you
great gifts, leave them alone to do their thing:)
- If you always lose & never use gift certificates, ask people not
to buy them for you. Suggest some other ideas.
- Put up only half your decorations this year. See if the world ends
or if anyone complains.
- Get rid of those decorations you never use. Donate them to a
charity where someone would cherish & love using them.
- Clarify what holiday chores you enjoy --- decorate, bake, shop,
entertain, etc. See if you can figure out ways to do more of what you
like & less of what you don't like to do.
- Schedule - actually mark on your calendar - a few days or evenings
off just to relax and enjoy yourself.
- If you dread loneliness during this season, invite someone else
who is alone to join you to attend a concert or somehow spend time
- Another idea if you're alone is to call the Salvation Army or your
church or synagogue to volunteer for something during the holidays.
It's a fun way to meet people. You can work on days other than the
actual holiday, if you want.
- Don't let stories on TV make you feel inadequate. Most families
don't have perfect happy endings to every situation like the people in
holiday shows. And NOBODY is as hysterically, insanely happy as the
people in the commercials.
May you have a blessed, joy-full, peace-full, wonder-full holiday