Procrastination usually involves ignoring a feeling of UGH, I just don’t want to do this! But giving in to this impulse can have serious consequences. For example, even smaller episodes of procrastination can make us feel guilty or ashamed. It can lead to reduced productivity and cause us to miss out on achieving our goals. We want to help you overcome procrastination!
If we procrastinate over a long period of time, we can become unmotivated and disillusioned with our work, this can lead to even bigger consequences so let’s tackle this to avoid that at all costs!
Overcome Procrastination In Your Business
When we attach a feeling to what we need to do this is where procrastination kicks in. See, we go through a self dialogue like ‘I don’t feel like it‘ or, ‘I’m not feeling it right now‘. When you want to overcome procrastination it’s about letting go of that conversation in your head and moving forward detached from that feeling.
Because, there will always be things we don’t want to do, right?
Remembering the purpose of the task you’re avoiding can help here. Remind yourself the reasons this is so important for you to do and long for that feeling of accomplishment instead.
Act in spite of how you feel …
Because, when you act on the task you were trying to get away from it punishes procrastination out the door and, this is the goal after all, right? Feeling stuck? Take action! Avoiding something at all costs? Take action! The reward through accomplishment you will feel once completed will be worth every moment of it.
Often, people also find that the task truly wasn’t even that bad. In fact, you were probably using more energy procrastinating – sound familiar?
Make action your new habit.
See, we’re super passionate about taking action instead of procrastinating but we want to leave you with a few more key things you can do, to help you overcome procrastination.
- Recognize that you’re procrastinating in the first place
- Work out why you’re procrastinating
- Forgive yourself for doing it but then, take action
- Grab an accountability partner to help you and check on you
- Minimize your distractions
Are there others you would add to this list?
Lastly, a BIG reason people need help to overcome procrastination is they are often disorganized. If this sounds like you, there is some great content on this site about time management, content strategies, etc. that can REALLY help you become more organized and pitch that procrastination out the window!
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