Because you asked, and before any more time passes, let’s get to it and talk about procrastination!  Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a task or action that needs to be done. We’re procrastinating when we avoid or put off unpleasant or difficult tasks in favor of more enjoyable or easy ones. While procrastination may provide short-term relief, it can lead to increased stress, missed deadlines, and negative consequences in the long run.

We procrastinate for a variety of reasons: lack of motivation or interest, feeling overwhelmed, poor time management skills and last but not least — fear of failure.

IF you’re prone to procrastination, here are a few tips I use when I need to get my arse in gear!

  1. Break down your task into smaller, manageable steps. This can make the job feel less overwhelming and more achievable.
  2. Set deadlines because this can help create a sense of urgency and motivate you to get started and finished!
  3. Eliminate distractions that may be interfering with your ability to focus on the task at hand. (Turn off the TV, silence the phone dings, shut your door, etc)
  4. Prioritize tasks based on their importance and urgency. This helps us focus on the most critical tasks and prevents wasting time on less important tasks.
  5. Remind yourself that you can and will get the job done. Affirmations and self-talk can motivate and reinforce positive behaviors.
  6. Set up a reward system for completing tasks on time or ahead of schedule. This can provide a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to continue working towards your goals.
  7. Practice time management habits like creating schedules or to-do lists, to help you stay organized and on track.

And remember it all gets down to this: You get the job done, or you don’t. And done always beats wishing we did it, but didn’t.

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio & my website.