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Mental Models: 6 Steps to Overcome Procrastination-Causing Thoughts

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A lot of times, we procrastinate important things due to mental models. There is a simple six-step solution for re-framing mental models to overcome procrastination. Learn it here!

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Mental Models: 6 Steps to Overcome Procrastination-Causing Thoughts

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  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/26405526@N00/2615209365/ Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project and have no idea on how to continue?
  3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/24108473@N06/3238712773/ It feels like something is blocking you but you don’t know what.
  4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/82606279@NN0000//222266332244225555// A lot of times, we procrastinate important things due to mental models.
  5. What is a mental model? https://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/54164255/
  6. A mental model is developed by your thoughts and is based upon your perception of your surroundings, how something works and the relationships of various elements pertaining to the situation. https://www.flickr.com/photos/23771587@N08/2407983862/
  7. You approach specific tasks, projects or problems based upon the thoughts, or perception that you carry. https://www.flickr.com/photos/42986213@NN0022//88666622223377225544//
  8. What’s so powerful about mental models is that they include a negative thought, a mental picture and a negative emotion at the same time. https://www.flickr.com/photos/57102719@NN0077//88447722550044117700//
  9. Overcoming mental models involves not only reversing negative thoughts, but re-attaching a positive emotion to that mental picture.
  10. Just think of the seven reasons why we procrastinate when starting a project… https://www.flickr.com/photos/83476873@N00/3836191
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  20. https://www.flickr.com/photos/72731134@NN0000//113300668888006666// If you hold a negative mental model about a specific task or project that you need to do, your automatic reaction is likely to be one of these seven procrastination excuses.
  21. https://www.flickr.com/photos/57855544@NN0000//334400665544115599// There is a simple six-step solution for re-framing mental models to overcome procrastination.
  22. 11 Identify Your Reason For Procrastination. https://www.flickr.com/photos/36283124@NN0055//55002288227733668855//
  23. 11 Identify Your Reason For Procrastination. > Your reason is going to be related to the aforementioned reasons for procrastination. > Once you understand this, you will be able to come up with a system that crushes your excuse for procrastinating. https://www.flickr.com/photos/36283124@NN0055//55002288227733668855//
  24. Establish the 5 W’s. https://www.flickr.com/photos/96323831@NN0066//1144332255337777337777// 22
  25. Establish the 5 W’s. > Who, what, when, where and why. > This is the framework of your system and it determines how you’re going to word the step by step instructions. https://www.flickr.com/photos/96323831@NN0066//1144332255337777337777// 22
  26. The Scavenger Hunt. https://www.flickr.com/photos/34246041@NN0088//66888800669999009900// 33
  27. The Scavenger Hunt. > Hunt for what you need in order to create your intended system. > Skim read for the facts that are necessary to set up your step by step process. > Use trigger words and look for examples you & others can easily follow. https://www.flickr.com/photos/34246041@NN0088//66888800669999009900// 33
  28. Infusion. https://www.flickr.com/photos/67504970@NN0088//99337733336699668866// 44
  29. Infusion. > Combine all of your facts and begin to fuse them together chronologically into step by step form. > Stick to only the facts that are necessary and nothing extra that could sidetrack or cause confusion. https://www.flickr.com/photos/67504970@NN0088//99337733336699668866// 44
  30. Explain. https://www.flickr.com/photos/62301961@NN0000//55113300119977666688// 55
  31. Explain. > Put into words the actual process. Write in the active voice using clear, concise terminology, and trigger phrase or words. > Give each new step a bullet point or a number and try to title it with a sub-heading that triggers action. https://www.flickr.com/photos/62301961@NN0000//55113300119977666688// 55
  32. Home Plate. https://www.flickr.com/photos/21085645@N03/5661785091/ 66
  33. Home Plate. > Finish your new system so that it’s very user friendly and doesn’t take effort to understand. > Choose whether it will be a digital document or a hard copy and format as such. > Consider table of contents, appendix etc. as well as binding if necessary. Place it somewhere readily accessible and ready to go. https://www.flickr.com/photos/21085645@N03/5661785091/ 66
  34. Now, what you have in your hands is a ‘bypass’ for any mental model you or your team member could hold. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22178197@NN0000//44442211331177220099//
  35. Systems completely override all negative reactions, mental models and excuses for procrastination by laying out baby steps for each process. https://www.flickr.com/photos/11904001@NN0000//33998833998800881133//
  36. Instead of looking at the entire picture, all you need to do is follow one step after another and do them. https://www.flickr.com/photos/35468148654@NN0011//550011444455220022//
  37. Simply follow the six steps just outlined to systematize your life and override all excuses for procrastination. https://www.flickr.com/photos/45409431@NN0000//66448877664477114499//
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