Procrastination can hinder people from moving forward. I will even go as far to say that it is crippling and serves no purpose whatsoever. I believe it is part of our nature to want to focus on those things that we enjoy most. It is here that we are comfortable and confident.
I am definitely not a procrastinator. If I make up my mind to do something, I do it. For years I could not understand why people ‘sat on’ tasks especially those that take five minutes. Was it a fear of the unknown, no motivation or an element of laziness? The thought of taking on something new can be distressing but the longer you delay, the more challenging it becomes.
I try to live by this rule;
“Do not put off for tomorrow, what you can do today”!
We should not take time for granted, it is precious and we cannot claim it back.
With two young children, I work on my blog and side business during my commute and late at night. It is not always easy but during this time I can fully apply myself with little or no interruptions.
Read my five tips below on how to overcome procrastinating;
1. Take small steps. Look at your task and take out a few easy elements. This is where you build momentum.
2. Avoid too much planning as this is just another form of procrastination.
3. Stop making excuses as to why you cannot work on your project:
“I am too tired”
“I am not in the mood”
“I work well under pressure.”
4. Do not overthink as this could lead to self doubt.
5. Think about how valuable the project is. What is your expected outcome? This will keep you pushing forward until the end.
Are you a procrastinator? If so, how are you trying to improve on this?
Or perhaps you have no issues with starting projects.