Procrastination

Procrastination

Tools to break the procrastination habit:

  1. When in doubt, do it. Don’t want to do something? Do it anyway. My favourite motto: Just do it. I think you get the idea.
  2. Erase your To-Do List every day or week and start over. Running lists end up with items that stick around too long, sink to the bottom and end up forgotten.
  3. Surround yourself with action-oriented people. People with energy often have a thrill for life, and it’s easy to pick up some of that spirit.
  4. Get plenty of exercise and sleep. Nothing makes you want to put things off more than feeling groggy or drained.
  5. Filter down and simplify. Does everything on your To-Do List belong there? As lists get longer, procrastinators tend to become overwhelmed and shut down.
  6. Right now – before doing anything else, go do something you put off earlier today… There, doesn’t that feel better? Remember and cherish that feeling.