Today we’re talking about the big P word. Yes, the word PROCRASTINATION.
We all do it, but for some of us it is the foundation of our existence, and it helps us get no where fast. We know what we want to do and should do. But still we end up spending hours upon hours doing “easier” work or escaping via TV, computer, music, the phone, sleep etc..
To get us moving a way from procrastination, we need to start with why we procrastinate to begin with, and why we sabotage ourselves even when we know what we need to do. Here are three main reasons we procrastinate:
1. We subconsciously tell ourselves that it is overwhelming.
2. Fear of failure.
3. Fear of success, not failure.
Although there are a number of reasons for procrastination, the results are often the same. An endless cycle of anxiety, avoidance, getting nothing done and most important not living your life to the fullest.
Today I want you to say enough already, and use these 3 tips to start to remedy your PROCRASTINATION Disorder.
HANG OUT MORE OFTEN.
But, the stipulation is to hang out with people who inspire you take action, a go-getter and hard worker. Those people who’s energy and action help to light a fire under your tail, so that you too, take action.
STOP EVERYTHING AND CLARIFY.
Make sure there is alignment between what you want and what you are doing. Ask your self these questions: What exactly do you want to achieve/get done? Why do you want to achieve it/get it done? What 3 things should you do to get there? What are the first 3 steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?
KNOW YOUR PEAK TIMES.
Identify your most productive time of day, own the fact that this time works best for you and GET YOUR STUFF DONE!
Listen, nothing’s wrong with a little escape from time to time. But if you procrastinate too much you will never get the important things done. The next time the big “P” plagues you, check yourself and Stop everything and clarify, Know your peak times and Hang out more often.