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How to Put an End to Procrastination

March 27, 2015 1:05 pm

Whether you put off your homework, daily tasks at your job, or even the cleaning around your rental home, procrastination is a struggle that affects just about everyone. Here are a few smart and savvy tricks that can help you banish the urge to procrastinate once and for all.

  1. Change your attitude. Instead of treating your task like a job, treat it like something that will advance your career or provide you with fulfillment. If you feel like you want to do a task rather than feeling like you have to do it, it will make you less likely to procrastinate.
  2. Give yourself a deadline. Even if your specific task doesn’t have to be done at a certain time, you’ll become more productive if you feel like it does. Set a deadline for yourself and you’ll start to work to meet it.
  3. Rein in your emotions. If you’re nervous to begin a task or afraid of failing, it’s likely that you won’t start at all. Do whatever you need to pump yourself up and stop setting yourself up for failure.
  4. Make yourself accountable. If all else fails, tell friends and family in order to keep yourself accountable for your goals. Tell everyone that you’re training for a marathon and you’ll be more likely to go out on that morning run.

How to Stop Procrastinating [Scientific American]
Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination [The McGraw Center]
Why You Procrastinate, and How to Stop It. Now. [Forbes]

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Spring is FINALLY Here!

March 20, 2015 10:01 am

Happy first day of Spring!

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Maruyama Restaurant: From Burritos and Sushi, the “Su-rrito” Is Born

March 18, 2015 12:04 pm

At first glance, Japanese and Mexican fare may seem to have little in common, but Westborough's Maruyama Restaurant proves they're more alike than you think. From burritos and quesadillas to sushi and ramen, Maruyama doles out both Mexican and Japanese food—and a few dishes that blend the two types of cuisine.

Take the "su-rrito," for instance. Chefs fuse Japanese sushi and Mexican burritos in this aptly named dish. In lieu of a tortilla, the su-rrito has seaweed and sushi rice on the outside. Inside, however, you'll find classic Mexican ingredients: onion, cheese, pinto beans, cilantro, fresh guacamole, and your choice of meat (chicken, beef, or pork). If you'd like a more traditional eat, order the popular barbacoa burrito inside a large flour tortilla.

Maruyama even devotes a small section of its menu to Taiwan cuisine. Yelp reviewers highly recommend you try the steamed bun, which comes stuffed with pork and dusted with peanuts.

Maruyama Restaurant
72 E. Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-3888
maruyama.vpweb.com/
www.yelp.com/biz/maruyama-restaurant-westborough

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