We all procrastinate sometimes!
The saying you’ll miss the boat or just plain old lazy come to mind when I hear the word procrastination!
‘Can’t be bothered’ or
‘I’ll do it later’,
‘I’ve started I’ll definitely finish it soon’.
These are all phrases that are often heard when procrastinating.
So exactly what does this rarer long word mean……
the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention:
She was smart, but her constant procrastination led her to be late with almost every assignment.
So yes we all do sometimes procrastinate, after all we are only human. Nobodies perfect are they ……?
There are ways you can help with procrastination though, to keep motivated,productive and to achieve your goal, whatever that may be from graduation to simply tidying the house.
All ways you end a winner and feel better about yourself and everything around you.
Tips to stop procrastination!
1. Eliminate the perfect time.
We all say its not the right time, I need a rest, a sleep, I’m hungry or I’ll do it tomorrow. Eliminate these excuses be brutal to yourself and think of that old fashion saying, there’s no time better than the present!
2. Go public with your plans.
If you share your ideas, actions you are hoping to achieve or partake in, for example a new venue, a marathon, then you’ll be more likely to succeeded because you’ll not want to look failed when asked about it at a later date.
3. Bargain with yourself for a treat afterwards!
Tell yourself and envisaged it when getting distracted that after you finish you’ll spoil yourself, even something as simple as a coffee and your favourite cake, or more special like a new dress or a night at the pictures.
4. Write a list but with deadline dates.
My favourite is always a list and crossing the things off is for me so rewarding. Make sure you put the things you least want to do at the top of that list and give it a date to be achieved by. That way it can’t just get forgotten.
5. Involve someone else to help!
Lessen the load with help from a friend and also to give that feeling of not letting someone else down, the guilt card I suppose. This kills two birds with one stone because you won’t feel so overwhelmed and then turn to procrastinating.
You hopefully won’t miss the boat!!
So with these tips in practice you’ll hopefully now not miss that boat because no one wants to be left on the shore when the tides coming in…..