Is procrastination a recurring theme in your life? If so, then you’ve probably found yourself thinking, “I’ll do it later,” and end up doing everything else except that one thing. Or maybe you are one of those people that has to super research something only to never take action?
It’s easy to procrastinate and put things off. So how do you stop yourself from being a procrastinator? Here are a few simple tips:
4. Mentally Prepare Yourself. More often than not we psych ourselves out of completing a task by applying self-doubt. It’s important to think positive and visualize yourself accomplishing the goal.
3. Start a regimented daily to-do list. Put your #1 Priority at the top. Everything else will get done once you’ve accomplished that one goal. Should something else come up, refocus your energies and get back to it.
2. Assign a time frame for your task because the “perfect time” will never come. Unless you make the time to get something done, it won’t happen.
1. Get it done early! People tend to have more will power or mental energy early in the day. Don’t wait till the evening when you’re drained and tired. The longer you wait, the easier it is for your mind to say, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” so don’t allow yourself to go there. Have the the attitude that time is of the essence.
Treat each day with urgency and live each day like your life depended on it. When you commit to this philosophy and take care of priorities in your life, your reaching your goals becomes inevitable.