We get caught up, all the time.
When people around us push for things to move, we feel stressed by the push even if we are on track to hit whatever targets are set for us, so how do we slow down in these kinds of situations?
When we get caught in our loved one's dramas, and we take it all personally, we think it is about us, when it has nothing to do with us. We play into the drama and we hit back without pausing, only to regret it later.
When we get accosted by some salesperson...
All of us procrastinate. Some of us more than others.
We tend to do better when there is a deadline. So for work, we usually deliver, for important stuff with deadlines where our reputation may be on the line, we deliver.
However, for things that are specifically for our own personal lives -- lose weight, work on personal accounts, file taxes, personal and spiritual growth, clean the home etc, all of these do not have deadlines per se. And so we sweep them under the carpet, and not think...