One of the most common problems encountered in our work is procrastination. Most of the time we end up spending hours upon hours doing “easier”work or escaping via television, social media, music and a lot of unnecessary surfing.Nothing is wrong with a little escape from time to time but if you procrastinate too much you will not get the most important things done. You will also send yourself into a negative spiral that ends with you hopelessly behind in your work. So what can you do? Here are five timeless tips to help you to stop procrastinating and start living your life more fully.
Stop thinking Start doing
If your mind keeps wondering, “How can I stop procrastinating” or “How do I stop procrastinating”, you will never find a solution. A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. Have a plan everyday and know what you’re supposed to do before you do any thing. The first thing you should do is remind yourself that you have a target to achieve and work on the planned things first and the rest can come later.
[sws_blockquote_endquote align=”left” quotestyle=”style02″]A year from now you may wish you had started today.[/sws_blockquote_endquote]
The most important things you can do for yourself is to get organized. Make a list of what needs to be done. This does not have to be listed in order. It will help you keep a firm handle on just what you need to accomplish.
Do it first thing in morning
First thing in the morning according to your plan I would greatly advice, before committing to other tasks complete most of hard tasks in your plan.
Just take the first step
When you start to look too far into the future any task or project can seem close to impossible. You shut down because you become overwhelmed and start surfing the internet aimlessly instead. That is one of the reasons why it is good to plan for the future but then to shift your focus back to today and the present moment.
[sws_blockquote_endquote align=”left” quotestyle=”style02″]You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.[/sws_blockquote_endquote]
We’ve all heard the advice on writing down your goals. This really works, so force yourself to do it. Usually this advice relates to long-term goals, but it works with short term goals too.
Most of you might have told yourselves at some point of time “I will finish it tomorrow”. It may seem harder to avoid procrastination than it actually is. Following these steps, you can be prepared ahead of time. If your finish your assignments early, you will have time to do what you want to and stop procrastination. It is always better than last minute panicking.