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Joy Zelikovsky is doctoral candidate finishing her pre-doctoral internship at Creighton University. Joy is a generalist by training but specializes in treating crises, eating disorders and trauma. While Joy has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health, schools and residential settings, she has a passion for college counseling and plans to continue her career in that setting. In addition to therapy, Joy has a background in providing neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment. Joy enjoys helping students mature and grow as well as learn how to manage difficult emotional and educational challenges. Joy loves teaching and it is her goal to help future and current psychologists to grow and be successful in their careers. In her free time, Joy can usually be found with her two dogs who make life a daily adventure. She also loves traveling and understanding new cultures and people.

The Simple Way to Beat Procrastination in Grad School

The Simple Way to Beat Procrastination in Grad School

In order to excel in graduate school, you may have to start developing certain habits and practices. Some of these include dedication, sacrifice, anxiety, and for many, a dash of perfectionism.

Perfectionism, however, can be both a blessing and a curse.

On the one hand, perfectionism allows you to push yourself farther than perhaps you thought you could go and to produce work that is of a higher caliber.

Unfortunately, perfectionism can also lead you down a dark road. As we all know, nothing is ever perfect, and if you expect your work to be, you will always find it lacking. For many people, this creates a self-destructive cycle of feeling like the work is never going to be good enough.

As a result, people experience anxiety from those worries, and then avoidance to help cope with the feelings of anxiety. This is procrastination.