The Cure for Procrastination
Everyone, including me, procrastinates! There is always something on your “to do” list that isn’t the most fun or you just don’t feel like doing, but the longer you procrastinate, the longer it takes that item to get checked off your list. As Nike states – “Just do it!” I know, it’s not that easy, so I want to give you a few tips on how to help yourself over the procrastination hurdle.
1. Surround yourself with “doers”! If you see others getting things done, you will be more likely to want to do the same.
2. Set up a reward system. Treat yourself to an extra glass of wine, or a handful of jelly beans when you successfully complete a task without procrastinating.
3. Find an accountability partner. Team up with a friend and hold each other accountable. It’s much harder to disappoint someone other than ourselves.
4. Save social media and email for last. Use social media as a way to reward yourself for getting your tasks done. This is the number one way I get things done, myself. Social media and email are time-suckers!!! It’s so easy to waste hours, but it only feels like minutes.
Above all, keep your “To Do” list updated daily and extremely handy! Once you stop procrastinating and start doing, you’ll have more free time for the things you love.