We’ve all been there, made excuse after excuse for reasons why we can’t do something or why a piece of work hasn’t been finished yet or let alone even started!
Perhaps some of you think you can only work well under pressure or maybe you can’t help but focus on the job in hand, which ends up making you panic, therefore preventing you from making progress.
This my friends is called Procrastination. It can slow you down and even stop you from doing what you set out to do. So how can we stop procrastination and set our sights on staying motivated?
If you want to be the most productive in all areas of your life you have got to ensure you have a distraction free environment. This will help your mind un-jumble itself and focus on the task in hand which in turn creates wonderful results. Equalling a successful and happy you!
Do It NOW!
Do things now instead of just thinking about them. It’s not until you start working on something you get into the flow and probably end up enjoying the process. It becomes a lot easier and you’ll end up thinking ‘why did I worry about that project in the first place?’ a win, win all round!
Look After Yourself
This seems to come up time and time again when writing about success and getting you there in one piece. But looking after yourself is important, a healthy mind and body is vital if you want to be and stay motivated. So eat well, sleep well and get plenty of exercise. They are all sources of food for the brain and the body. You will also find yourself being a lot more active, a ready for anything attitude and feeling more optimistic.
Mix Things Up
There is nothing worse than doing the same mundane things day after day to really help with the procrastination, so why not mix up your projects or work load? Leave something you love to do at the end of the day or part-way through so you can get what you ‘have’ to get done first. This isn’t a free pass to do a bad job though, it’s about giving yourself a good incentive to get it done!
An obvious one but can get overlooked. It’s really mind over matter on what you can achieve so if you stay focused and tuned in you will really see the time fly, so those important projects get done. When you feel yourself going backwards its a sign to take a break, to take a look at the project and do a task one at a time, it will seem a lot less daunting I promise you.
I know what you are thinking, easier said than done. We’ve all got to ‘stuff’ we have to do, but its how you approach it that counts. If you go into something thinking ‘oh no I’ve got to do that’ or ‘this is so hard’ then it will be!
So enough of the putting off and let’s start doing!
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