Procrastination haunts us the most when we feel overwhelmed, intimated, or incompetent to complete the task. These three strategies are a proven method to keep you on track and reignite your motivation for success.
At the end, it is all about progress and not perfection. Once we set our mindset on that concept, our perfectionist ego calms down and allow us to do the work.
Your guide on how to beat procrastination (scroll down to download it as a pdf)
I. Break Down Your Goal Realistically
Instead of planning to climb Everest in one day, which sounds intimidating from the very beginning, make sure your goal is specific, measurable and achievable, realistic and time bound (yes, it spells SMARTJ!
II. Make Yourself Accountable
Make sure you’re using a device that records your progress (an app, your calendar, or your journal). For example, you can use the website IDoneThis which sends you automatic emails at the end or each day to poke your mind. Or find your own method.
III. Reorganize Your Life
When tracking your progress, ask yourself:
Is what you currently doing shifting you towards your goal, or is it keeping you stuck in procrastination and distractions? Are you prioritizing your main goals, or are you jiggling so many things, you’re losing inspiration to complete any of them?
Visualize that your goal is a house you are building, and that procrastination is the garbage that prevents you from living in a clean environment. So what do you do when our home needs cleaning? You go ahead and put it back in order. The more we procrastinate, the more clutter we accumulate.
Same applies to our goals: get rid of the clutter, refocus yourself, take a deep breath, and start getting things done right off the bat.
- You make sure your goal is specific, measurable and achievable and, most importantly, it makes you enthusiastic and excited to do it.
- If this is not the case, you find an effective way to keep yourself accountable and motivated
- If the first two steps still don`t work, you find help by hiring a coach, looking for a mentor, watching webinars, or learning from You Tube (for free!)
Remember, even if you don`t have the resources to hire a coach or enroll in a program that teaches you how to be accountable, you always have the resources within yourself to make it happen.
I am gifting you these strategies in a PDF format so you print it out and start making progress – Today.
~ With Love and Care,
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