Often time traps are substitutes for activities that require assertive boundaries. For example, you may not give yourself permission to work on a creative project, so you surf the Internet for bargains, instead.
List projects you would genuinely enjoy more than the time traps you engage in. Then identify what assertive action you must take to claim the time you need for this enjoyable activity. Provide yourself with plenty of support to set whatever boundary you need, with yourself or with others, and grow into taking the risk!
© Copyright 2012 Paula Eder, Ph.D.