How Can I Stop Procrastinating?
Have you ever asked yourself “How do I stop procrastinating?” or something similar?
This is a question that everyone asks. If you actually track it you will be amazed at the amount of time you waste!!
If you have stuff to do but you just aren’t working, then try these four tips that super-motivated people use to get up and get things done.
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Four Hacks That Super Motivated People Use
1. Worst Comes First
- Look at your tasks.
- Do the worst ones first.
- Relax when you’re done.
This is probably one of the best tips that will kill your procrastination. We are all human, and that only gives us a limited amount of energy and mental resources for our daily tasks. You can put that energy to good use by tackling the worst thing first.
Doing the worst thing first makes everything a downhill run afterwards because the other tasks will be easy by comparison.
Not only that, but you won’t have that feeling of dread as the worst thing looms closer and closer, and keeps getting put off longer and longer.
Lastly, it feels really good to get that worst thing done now, and that will make you feel energized to do everything else.
2. Stop the Behavior
- Identify your procrastinating behaviors.
- Stop them.
- Get more work done.
People who procrastinate often create a habit that allows them to slack off and waste time. For example, you might aimlessly walk around or browse websites when you should really be working.
Pay attention to what you are doing when you’re bored and not working. If you’re going to Facebook, then set your browser to disable it until you are done.
Take each behavior and be active about stopping it. When you get these things out of the way, then working will be much easier.
3. Meet Active People
- Meet active people, or hang out more with the ones you know.
- Humans tend to mimic behavior. This will make you more active.
- Follow the behaviors when active people aren’t around.
Humans are prone to mimicking people who they often socialize with. It’s been proven that overweight people will usually start losing weight if their friends are thin. The same goes for procrastination.
If you find new friends that are active, then you will also be more active.
See what they do and start mimicking those behaviors. You don’t have to become that person, but you should try to adopt their active lifestyle.
4. No More Complications
- Stop saying it’s too hard.
- Break things down.
- Just do it.
Many people procrastinate because they think their to-do list is too difficult. This is similar to the “Worst Comes First” method, but this tip is about making your list more doable.
First of all, stop saying that everything is too hard.
If you have a goal, then work towards it. Do you want to lose weight, make money or find true happiness? Then stop waiting for the perfect moment and just do it right now.
Take your to-do list or goals and break them down.
Don’t list a goal as “lose weight.” Make it an actionable step-by-step plan about getting used to healthier foods, doing some exercise and then ramping up these behaviors to melt away fat.
It doesn’t matter what your goal or to-do list is. You can always break down the steps so that it becomes much easier.
How do I stop procrastinating?
There are many methods and tips for solving this problem, but it really comes down to just hunkering down and doing it.
Stop making excuses, stop wasting time doing other things and just get your work done. It’s really just that simple.
If you want to quit procrastination forever and make acting NOW part of your daily life, then The Now Habit by Neil Fiore may be the solution you are looking for.
If you enjoyed this article the read How To Overcome Laziness
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