“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” ~Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby
Once I won my battle against apathy I am on my way to solve another issue: my procrastination, the main way to sabotage myself on my way to success.
I tend to lie myself with “I’ll feel more like doing this tomorrow” or looking for distractions, particularly ones that don’t take a lot of commitment on my part, like checking e-mail. Other thing I love is to make to-do lists, when I could spend that time in doing the thing itself instead.
However, I had begun to notice that after I accomplished one or two list items, my mood lifted. I felt better about myself and about everything else. Even about the remaining items on my lists. I had also started to notice that whenever I was avoiding my to-do lists, I became grumpy and quite down and dissapointed with myself.
That realization finally motivated me to tackle my procrastination habit. And only being on this battle makes me feel better because things run more smoothly and I get things done.
The main reason of my procrastination is, one, my disorganization, two, fear of failure.
Here I give you my tips that helped me to beat it:
1. Keep a to-do list with a prioritized tasks.
2. Schedule the projects.
3. Set yourself time-bound goals.
4. Focus on one task at a time.
5. Tell what are your projects to someone else so that you feel the pressure of having to justify to that person.
And I give you a bonus one, which, for me, worked as the most powerful the good feeling about yourself after you have accomplished all the items on your list for the day.
“Waiting is a trap. There will always be reason to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.” ~Dr. Robert Anthony