domingo, 14 de julho de 2013

How To Stop Procrastinating

Procrastinating feels great in the short term, but weighs heavy on us in the long term. For example, procrastinating first thing in the morning sometimes even feels empowering. We choose what we want to do and avoid what we do not want to do. However, by the end of the day we regret our decisions in a big way.
I want to share with you some ideas on how to stop procrastinating. If only we could feel the consequences up front we would make better decisions in the moment. For example, some of us procrastinate about exercising until we have a serious health issue and exercise suddenly becomes important.

3 Ideas On How To Stop Procrastinating

How to Stop Procrastinating1. Only focus on starting – One of the main reasons that we procrastinate is because we only see the enormity of the task. We only see how much work it will take to complete the task. Why not just focus on getting started instead of focusing on finishing?
2. Set a timer and get as much as possible done – If you want to learn how to stop procrastinating, then try this technique. Decide to only work on something for a period of time. We can do anything for 30 minutes. Set a timer and get going. Do as much work as you can before the timer goes off. Once the timer is over, take a break or work on something more enjoyable. At least you got some of the dreaded work done.
3. See resistance for what it is - There is a great book that I would recommend that you read. It is called Do the Work. It is a short read bu very powerful. The book talks about how resistance is our #1 enemy in anything we try to accomplish. The sooner we recognize that it exists, we can begin to suit up for battle. Do not let procrastination, the opinion of others or the fear of not being good enough hold you back. Just go for it.
There you have it! 3 techniques on how to stop procrastinating in your life. Give them a try over the next week and see how it helps. If you are a person that needs variety. Do not get stuck on just using one technique. Vary them and use them to your advantage.

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