Issue #23

November 1, 2023

by Rosemary Morretta


Welcome to the Procrastination issues of the TLC Newsletter! This week, we dive deep into understanding the art of procrastination and, more importantly, how to overcome it. Discover practical tips, personal stories, and expert insights to boost your productivity, reclaim your time, and turn procrastination into a thing of the past.

Featured Article

Procrastination and Perfectionism: The Paralyzing Duo for Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial journey is an exhilarating adventure, driven by vision and ambition. We embark on this path with dreams of success, innovation, and growth. However, this journey is not without its challenges. Two significant obstacles that often hinder our progress are procrastination and perfectionism. These seemingly distinct traits can join forces, creating a paralyzing duo that stifles our growth. In this blog post, we will delve into the detrimental effects of procrastination and perfectionism on entrepreneurs and provide practical strategies to break free from their grip.

Understanding Procrastination and Perfectionism

Defining Procrastination and Perfectionism

Before we explore the impact of procrastination and perfectionism on entrepreneurs, let’s first define these two concepts.

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing tasks or decisions. It often results from a desire to avoid discomfort, anxiety, or fear associated with a particular task. Procrastination can lead to missed opportunities and hinder progress.

Perfectionism, on the other hand, is the pursuit of exceptionally high standards and a strong desire to avoid making mistakes. While having high standards can be a driving force for success, extreme perfectionism can lead to analysis paralysis and fear of taking action.

Both procrastination and perfectionism can be motivating, but they can also become paralyzing when taken to the extreme.

The Paralyzing Effects of Perfectionism

Analysis Paralysis: Overthinking and Overanalyzing

Perfectionism often leads to analysis paralysis, where entrepreneurs become trapped in a never-ending cycle of overthinking and overanalyzing. We want every decision and action to be flawless, which can lead to hesitation and inaction. This over-analysis can severely hinder progress.

Fear of Making Mistakes: The Perfectionist’s Dilemma

Perfectionists fear making mistakes, and this fear can be paralyzing. They may avoid making decisions or taking action because they are afraid of making the wrong choice. This fear can prevent entrepreneurs from seizing opportunities and trying new approaches.

Content Recommendations

Here are some valuable blog posts to read, addressing the all-too-common challenge of entrepreneurial procrastination. In Procrastination Pitfalls: How Delayed Decisions Affect Entrepreneurial Growth, you’ll delve into the intricacies of how procrastination can significantly impact your journey as an entrepreneur. It sheds light on the potential roadblocks that delayed decisions can pose, and offers insights on how to navigate and overcome them. Similarly, Unlocking Entrepreneurial Success: The Interplay of Procrastination and Self-Care explores the dynamic relationship between procrastination and self-care, demonstrating the multifaceted relationship between overcoming procrastination and self-care and how it becomes evident that these are not isolated concepts but intimately intertwined elements of an entrepreneur’s life. These blog posts provide valuable perspectives and actionable tips, equipping you with the tools you need to conquer procrastination and propel your entrepreneurial endeavors forward.

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Quote of the Week

Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss’ quote, “Focus on being productive instead of busy,” serves as a vital reminder in our fast-paced world. It underscores the importance of directing our efforts toward meaningful and impactful tasks, rather than falling into the trap of mere busyness. This quote encourages us to prioritize tasks that contribute to our goals and objectives, ultimately leading to greater efficiency and success. In an age where busyness is often mistaken for productivity, this quote is a beacon of guidance, helping us stay on track and make every moment count.

Weekly Meditation

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Embrace the Overcoming Procrastination Meditation to reclaim your focus and productivity. By addressing the root causes of procrastination and visualizing the path to task completion, this meditation empowers you to unlock your full potential and achieve your business goals with renewed confidence and determination.

Affirmation of the Week

“I release procrastination and embrace proactive action, knowing that my success is built upon consistent, purposeful effort.”

Repeat this affirmation to reframe your mindset and attitude toward procrastination. By affirming a commitment to releasing procrastination and embracing proactive action, you are reinforcing a positive, productive mindset. This affirmation encourages you to let go of unproductive habits and focus on taking purposeful steps toward your goals. Repetition of this affirmation can serve as a daily reminder and source of motivation to overcome procrastination, ultimately leading to increased productivity and success in their endeavors.

Recipe of the Week: Procrastinator’s Power Lunch

When you’re caught up in the whirlwind of a busy day and tempted to procrastinate on meal preparation, this quick and healthy veggie wrap is your lifesaver. Packed with nutrients and flavor, it’s a simple and satisfying meal that you can whip up in no time. This recipe is a procrastinator’s dream – it’s fast, delicious, and perfect for keeping your energy levels up without sacrificing precious time. Plus, it’s easily portable, making it a great on-the-go option.


Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 350 calories
Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 large whole wheat or spinach tortillas
  • 1 cup hummus (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped black olives (optional)
  • Sliced Pepperoncini peppers (optional)


  1. Lay out the tortillas on a clean, flat surface.
  2. Spread a generous layer of hummus evenly over each tortilla, leaving a small border around the edges.
  3. In the center of each tortilla, place a cup of mixed salad greens.
  4. Add the halved cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion, olives, and pepperoncini, if using, on top of the greens.
  5. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the veggies.
  6. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the ingredients on each tortilla.
  7. Season with a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper to taste.
  8. Carefully fold in the sides of the tortilla and then roll it up, creating a snug wrap.
  9. Slice the wraps in half at a slight angle to make them easier to handle.+
  10. Your Procrastinator’s Power Lunch is ready to enjoy!

This recipe is perfect for procrastinators because it’s lightning-fast to prepare, requiring just 15 minutes of your time. It’s a healthier alternative to fast food or takeout, ensuring you maintain your energy and focus during your busy day. Packed with a variety of fresh vegetables, hummus, and a touch of feta cheese, it provides a satisfying and guilt-free meal option, while the portable nature of the wrap makes it ideal for those constantly on the move. So, no more procrastinating – whip up this delicious wrap and refuel your body for a productive day ahead!

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Wrapping Up

Thank you for taking the time to read our latest issue of the TLC newsletter, focusing on procrastination and how to stop doing it. We appreciate your dedication to self-development and your commitment to nurturing both your business and your well-being.

Please feel free to email us at with your comments and any questions you may have about weight loss or other self-care topics. Our team is here to support you on your journey.

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Don’t forget to take some time to listen to the weekly meditation. We hope that this guided practice will provide you with a sense of inner peace and inspiration as you embrace a healthy weight and lifestyle.

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Thank you again for being a part of the TeamSelfCare community. Remember, your well-being is a priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Stay tuned for our next issue, where we will continue to provide valuable insights and practical tips for your self-care needs.

Wishing you joy, balance, and abundant well-being.

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