8 Ways to Stop Procrastinating By Daniel Harperhttp://ezhealthmanagement.com/blog/
We all know procrastination and most of us are guilty of it. Whenever we have something to do, whether it is ahouse chore or tasks at work, we tend to put it off to a later time. That is because we don’t want to leave ourcomfort zone so we waste our free time doing something less productive. And when the deadline approaches,we panic and we end up with a crappy job. Procrastinating is a bad habit. So how do we stop it? Here are eightways.1. Break your tasks into phases. When you need to work on something, especially if it’s a big project thatrequires a lot of time, break it into small phases so you don’t get overwhelmed. For example, if you’re task isto write a book, do it in phases such as 1) Deciding on a topic 2) Research 3) Making an outline 4) Writing 5)Final Editing. This way you can focus on a smaller chunk than the whole one. Once one phase is finished youcan now move on to the next.
2. Organize your environment. It’s really hard to start getting things done when your environment is notconducive to working. Take a look at your room or workspace and find out if it has too much clutter or if it isfilled with things you do not need for working. Organize things properly and get rid of the things that distractyou from work, such as TV or other gadgets. Get organized and get things done.3. Avoid online distractions. Most of the things that we do nowadays require us to go online to get thingsdone. The problem is being online is a double edge sword when it comes to productivity. It is filled withdistractions such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. One pop-out notification and it’s easy to get immersedand the next thing you know precious time has already been wasted. Get rid of these distractions by logging offfrom these social networking sites and hide those shortcuts from your desktop. If you don’t see it, the lesslikely you are to be tempted to access it.
4. Be around productive people. If you work around people who just slack off whenever there is a task to bedone, then it is most likely that you’ll end up slacking off as well. Whenever you have something to finish, itwill greatly help if you surround yourself with people who know how to value their work time. Productivepeople have what you call good work ethics that you’ll certainly pick up the more time you spend workingaround them.5. Have a buddy help you. Finding the task too big for you? Ask help from a friend to get it done. That waythe big task won’t discourage you and you’ll have fun doing it in the process. So find a buddy who is willing tolend a helping hand to stop you from procrastinating.
6. Manage your time. I mentioned earlier about breaking your tasks into phases. The same thing can applywith regards to managing your time. Let’s say you have eight hours to finish the job, split those eight hoursinto phases that you have already prepared. For example, one hour for deciding on a topic, one hour onresearch, two hours on making an outline, three hours on writing, and one hour on editing. This way, your timewill be easily managed and will stop you from cramming.7. Re-check your goals. If you find yourself constantly procrastinating then maybe you should re-check yourgoals and find out if it is aligned to what you are currently doing. If it is not then you must do something aboutit. You should learn how to adapt and meet things half-way. Even if you don’t like the tasks at hand doesn’tmean you can’t do it.
8. JUST DO IT. The fact that you’re deciding whether to do the task now or later is already a form ofprocrastination. Nothing will happen if you’re just sitting there warming your seat. When there’s something tobe done, get moving and do it right away.Procrastination is a killer. It kills time and productivity and can ruin your future. Hopefully by following thetips mentioned above, you can get rid of procrastination so you can live a better and more productive life.“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ~Napoleon Hill Are you really serious about becoming healthy mind, body and spirit and change your life once and for all! Bob Proctor – one of the key figures in “The Secret”- believes that the Law of Attraction is incomplete, and for the first time reveals the 11 Forgotten Laws that will finally uncover the Law’s true potential. Click Here! A simple, 3-minute, 3-step formula that has the power to generate tremendoussuccess and happiness. By activating the Law of Attraction, The PowerPause makes it easy to reduce stress andresolve money, health or relationship problemsClick Here!