Let’s face it – procrastination sucks. It saps away at the precious moments you get in each day, and can lead to feelings of depression and despondency. That’s why I’m going to teach you how to overcome crippling procrastination once and for all.
1. Identify The Cause
In order to stop crippling procrastination, you first need to identify what it is that is causing you to procrastinate in the first place. Basically, you need to ask yourself what is holding you back from taking action. For example, one of the most common causes of procrastination I see in people is an addiction (perhaps that’s too strong a word, but I’ll roll with it) to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. In this case, procrastination is caused by compulsively checking social media instead of doing any meaningful work.
2. Strategize To Eliminate The Cause
Now you know the cause of your procrastination, it’s time to fight back and take the necessary steps to eliminate that cause. You need to come up with an effective strategy that will allow you to rid yourself of procrastination, once and for all.
In the example I gave above (being addicted to social media and wasting too much time on it) an example of an effective strategy would be to install site blocking software, which limits the amount of time that you can spend on social media websites. You could also consider scheduling your daily social time; so that instead of constantly checking Facebook or Twitter, you only do it periodically.
3. Prevent It From Coming Back
By now you’ve identified what has been causing crippling procrastination in your life, and you’ve taken meaningful steps to eliminate that root cause. But now you need to make a vow to prevent the cause from coming back (and bringing all that nasty procrastination with it). This means taking real steps to prevent yourself from “relapsing” into old habits. So, for example, if your procrastination was caused by wasting too much time on social media, then you need to use all your willpower to prevent yourself from falling back into bad old habits.
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