As procrastinators, while we often feel victimized by the world and all of its demands, we're actually victims of the ill-conceived coping measures that we've learned to rely on, which have turned into bad habits. There are times when a habitual procrastinator will do almost anything in order to evade a particularly unpleasant task. Surprisingly, though, if we could stop a group of procrastinators lost in the frantic act of evading their tasks, some might deny that they had been procrastinating, and instead, would insist that they had been dealing with an unexpected and urgent priority. Of course, once that diversion is dealt with, another high-priority diversion takes its place, egged on by the nagging and nearly silent voice in our heads that tells us to continue avoiding. So, are procrastinators ever truly aware of their procrastination? Do they ever say to themselves: "I know that I'm procrastinating right now." While most of us will occasionally admit that truth to ourselves, do we ever listen to ourselves? So complex is this behavior that many of us have perfected "the art of not doing--while pretending not to notice." In many cases, experiencing chronic anxiety can often cause depression to develop due to the despair people feel over symptoms of anxiety that don't seem to go away. Chronic depression can often produce chronic anxiety as well due to persistent fears about the future and whether the depression will ever improve. Whatever the causes or whether the anxiety or the depression begins first, people experiencing both types of symptoms are often much harder to treat than patients developing one disorder alone. While there are different medications that can be used to treat chronic depression and different kinds of anxiety disorders, there is no one medication that can be used to treat both at once. People dealing with both depression and anxiety may often need to try different medications as well as different treatment programs to help them come to terms with their symptoms. For both chronic anxiety and depression, the key to getting the right kind of help is to be open about your symptoms and to ask for help. These symptoms never go away on their own. Today,</a> there is a belief that we can evaluate what the senior citizen needs,' explains Pia, who now experiences greater work satisfaction. <a href=''>She</a> is not alone. <a href=''>Employee</a> satisfaction has risen, and sick days are down. <a href=''>Before, you did what you had been told to do - and then you rushed out the door. Today, you can focus the service on the client, provide it if they need something else. Today, it is more free.' Change games of competition into games of cooperation by reconfiguring rules and goals. In order to teach our kids the value and fun of cooperation over competition, perhaps we could tweak some classic games.

We all know the game musical chairs, right? Ten kids; nine chairs; when the music stops you find a chair; if you don't find one, you are out; one chair is removed each round, until there are two people and only one chair. So, basically, a mild version of Hunger Games for people who really like to sit. This game also teaches our kids how to fight over scarce resources. And if you are one of the first to go out, you get to stand and watch the game instead of taking part. FUN! How about we turn it into a game of cooperation? We still start with ten kids and nine chairs but, when the music stops, we all sit - two kids share one chair. Well done. Now, we remove one chair but all the kids stay in the game. The music stops, and this time two chairs must seat two kids each. You get the picture. At the end, all ten kids try and fit on one chair together. Instead of teaching them how to compete, we teach them how to cooperate. Handling money problems requires making more money, putting it in savings and investments, getting out of debt, and hanging onto it. If you're not making any money, get a job or start a business. Create an income. If your job income doesn't provide a comfortable living, do something about it. Get raises, find a higher paying job and quit, or make more money on the side through a business or another job. If you make money in your business through selling products, create more products and services until you're satisfied with the cash flow.

Separate emotions to do what's necessary to increase your income ASAP. Without more money, you can't save, get out of debt, and invest in the future. Pay yourself 20% and put it in savings or invest it. Hire expert investment strategists and follow their advice. For example, if you invest an average of $110 a week into a 9% interest Mutual Fund over the course of 7 years, after 7 years, you can stop putting money into it and it will keep growing on its own. Eventually, it'll be worth millions and the interest, alone, will be enough to replace your income from a job. Let your savings and investments build and build and don't touch them unless it's a REAL emergency. Pay your bills, balances, and eliminate unnecessary bills. If you owe on credit cards, pay them off. If you have a car payment, sell the car and buy another car cash or start throwing money at the balance after you've paid yourself 20%. The same with your home. If you can't afford to go out to eat and buy the things and experiences you want while you pay off your debt, suck it up and deal with it. Be as uncomfortable as necessary to get yourself out of the financial situation you put yourself in when you decided to borrow money to create the illusion of having money. After this is done, DO NOT SPEND YOURSELF BROKE. The greater availability of heroin, as well as its increased potency and lower prices, appear related to increased activity among cartels and other criminal distributors. Our failed policies and practices have been good for business for the bad guys. Heroin use has increased more among men than women in this period. This has been understood, in part, as a result of reductions in manufacturing and the joblessness this creates, chronic pain from years of physical labor, and few prospects for middle-aged men, and for their children. The most chilling evidence of increasing drug use and abuse in America is the extraordinary rise in prescriptions of opioid pain pills in the last fifteen years (despite recent modest reductions in their numbers in some states). The phenomenal quantity of individual prescriptions written and the total pills prescribed speaks to the explosion of use, abuse, and dependence on them that has swept this country.

Opioid prescriptions in 2010 were four times what they were in 1999, commensurate with a fourfold increase in overdose deaths from 1988 to 2008. Overdose deaths, as noted, were principally from opioid prescription medications, though heroin (and fentanyl) have begun to gain hegemony. For example, I've never heard myself mentally plan out my avoidance by saying, "Tomorrow evening I'm going to procrastinate by watching television in spite of all the things I've already put off." Nevertheless, there were numerous times when I planned out the watching of five television shows back-to-back, at the expense of the personal obligations I had laying in wait; however, I never labeled that as procrastination. To me, it was just business as usual. Like many procrastinators, chaos was something I became far too used to. I wasn't comfortable with being comfortable--instead, I grew comfortable with being uncomfortable, perpetually living in a state of frustration. Here are some of the ways that procrastinators become comfortable with being uncomfortable: We constantly ask ourselves "Why do I continue procrastinating over what I need to get done?" Yet at the very same time, we continue avoiding. Goofing off becomes second nature for us. Struggling with internal conflict becomes a way of life. The important thing to remember about depression is that it never just affects the person who has it but also the people around them. This includes family members, friends, coworkers, fellow students, or just about anyone that a depressed person interacts with on a regular basis. Someone dealing with depression is going to be prone to feelings of self-doubt, isolation, and the sense of being worthless and unloved. This is where the emotional support that friends and family can provide can be critical in keeping the depression from getting worse. Though they may not have experienced depression themselves and often have misconceptions about what is happening to a loved one with these symptoms, their very willingness to be there for that person and refusal to give up on them can help with the process of recovery. Research studies looking at the impact of family support on depression show that supportive family members can help buffer the stresses of life that can often lead to depression. Even though family members can find this frustrating due to feelings of helplessness, simply reminding the person affected that depression is treatable and that they will get better in time may be enough. Go for a walk and look for someone in a grey jacket (or whatever you decide). Once you have identified such a person, spend the rest of the walk talking about what you imagine their life is like, based on how they look. Draw a face in the middle of a sheet of paper expressing joy, anger, sorrow or some other emotion, then draw what would make the person feel like that. Stand in front of a mirror.

Put your arms behind your back and talk, then use your arms to make gestures expressing what you were saying. (This can also be played with two people, where one does the talking and the other the gestures.) Play one of your kids' favourite films but with the sound off. Talk about the facial expressions you see, what they mean and why the characters may feel this way. `What are you here for today?' the picture-perfect receptionist asks me. To fully understand the importance of trust and cooperation, we need to visit one of the most competitive countries. I am in Seoul - the plastic surgery capital of the world - in Gangnam district, which is also known as the Improvement Quarter or the Beauty Belt because of the five hundred clinics here (including Cinderella, Reborn and the Centre for Human Appearance). The clinic I am standing in is seventeen storeys tall and there is a Ferrari parked right in front of the entrance. It's red. Obviously. The job I lost because I was running my mouth about how much money I was making, I got it because I wanted it and applied for it. That's it. I wasn't scared of hearing no. I wasn't scared I wasn't good enough. Even though I didn't have the skill level required for it, I figured I'd learn after I got hired. Even my dad saying it took him 20 years to get to that amount didn't stop me. Before that job, I made a measly $10/hr. and I, literally, doubled my income overnight when I became unhappy with my mediocre income. I knew I was worth more than $10/hour, I knew I wanted $20/hr. or more, and nothing was going to stand in my way. If you're unhappy with how much money you're making, why are you still there!?