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Have you ever wondered why you do whatever it is you do each day? Filling time with actions that aren’t significant for us can leave us feeling hollow, but focusing our attention on what really matters can fill us with a strong sense of purpose and meaning. It can dramatically change how we feel about things.

I sat down on New Year’s Day to do something I’d never done before – create my bucket list. I have lots of ideas about things I want to do, see, feel, and experience in life – perfect candidates for a bucket list – but somehow too many of my days were getting filled with other kinds of busyness. What about you?

Impulsiveness is a big component of procrastination for some people. The nearness of today’s temptation takes precedence over tomorrow’s distant, abstract goals, and we lack progress. Fortunately, we can implement strategies to “tone down the [brain’s] limbic system and pump up the prefrontal cortex” [Piers Steel, The Procrastination Equation, p. 144*] to reduce impulsivity and procrastination.