Postpone Procrastination Indefinitely
We've all done it at some time or other. We put off our exercise routine until tomorrow; we continually delay finishing that project or starting that business.
Procrastination is the mother of all demons and can literally stop you in your tracks from achieving all that you desire.
Sandra Baptist provides you with 5 effective processes you can use to slay this giant.
1. Do it now
Hold your breath and jump right in! Putting things off until the last minute is a bad habit and like all habits is ingrained in our subconscious mind and hard to break. It feels like the normal thing to do and we simply continue along our path. To complete a task immediately may even feel strange or like a forced action.
When your boss gives you a task or when your clients or customers request your expertise, do it right away!
You not only look well-organized to others, the feeling that the job is done, is complete before the deadline, will be one of relief and gratitude.
How would this efficiency look to your customers when you request a referral or to your boss when salary reviews are approaching? I would think, "Great."
2. Take baby steps
Sometimes we procrastinate because the task may be intimidating to us. Perhaps we have no possible inkling on where to start.
In these cases, it is quite fine to take it one step at a time.
Say you are preparing a business plan and for the 5th time this week, you've turn on the PC and looked at the blank screen. Or you've just remembered you need to do some more research before you begin... you're still not ready.
My friend, you ARE ready.
You simply need to break down the project into smaller pieces and tackle each bit separately. Make each task an individual project and after completion of each one, celebrate and acknowledge your achievement.
Soon you'll be finished and have no idea why you were putting it off in the first place!