LYL PODCAST EPISODE 082: Overcoming Anxiety and Procrastination

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Anxiety is a very disruptive condition and can increase during menopause. Dealing with bouts of overwhelm, depression, apprehension is difficult and it sometimes feels like there’s no way out, but one’s battle with anxiety doesn’t mean that it’s the end, there is a way to overcome it.

In today’s episode, Vikki Yaffe—an established time-hacking and life coach—joins me as we unravel the ways to triumph over anxiety and procrastination issues. She and I discuss the roots of anxiety, effective tips to calm the nerves, and why procrastination and anxiety are linked to one another and how it is part of a vicious cycle. Vikki also talks about the importance of not measuring your worth by your productivity at work or at home.

So, tune in to this episode now and discover how you can deal with anxiety and procrastination to become more successful overtime.


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Books mentioned in this episode:

•  The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (Paid link:

•  The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain (Paid link:

•  Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation by Jay Samit (Paid link:

What’s discussed in this Episode

[01:57] What is anxiety

[04:29] The link between anxiety and procrastination

[06:26] Techniques to calm anxiety and other overwhelming emotions

[08:27] Identifying and interpreting the things that make you anxious

[09:14] Reminding yourself that you can survive any situation

[11:01] The connection of anxiety and feeling overwhelmed

[12:38] Motivation comes from success

[16:54] How to manage bringing the mind to commit to changes or modifications

[20:02] Placing meaning to neutral aspects in life bring anxiety

[23:43] Everyone has the choice to make a change

[26:21] Taking the smallest step to be motivated

[27:20] The habit of time on and time off

[28:54] Your productivity does not define you

[29:35] Resting is essential for your well-being

[32:55] Setting goals for growth and not success |

[35:55] Building failure tolerance for yourself

[38:09] Retraining the brain to think differently

[39:22] The perks of being unrealistic

[42:03] Attaching intention to your goals

[43:02] Working on ambition and understanding emotions attached to it

[45:26] Imposter syndrome and dealing with it

About the Guest

Vikki Yaffe is a professional anxiety and procrastination coach. She has been helping different individuals manage their anxiety and procrastination issues for the past few years. Vikki also helps her client overcome doubts about their capabilities and skills, whether in the workplace or at home. She aims to encourage everyone to be consistent in getting things done.

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I hope you enjoyed this podcast, and I hope you will take action to look and be your best self. Thanks for listening!

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
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