Are you a procrastinator? Do you put things off until tomorrow? Does tomorrow turn into “tomorrow” so inevitably nothing gets done? Procrastinating does the opposite of take things off our plate, it actually not only keeps those things on our plate but causes stress and anxiety. Subconsciously you know you need to do things and until those things are wiped off your plate, they just clutter your mind. Procrastination causing things to pile up and isn’t efficient. If you keep putting things off until “tomorrow”, “tomorrow” you will have a lot of things to do! It is all about time management and getting things done in a timely and efficient manner. Procrastination is not going to be timely nor efficient. A few suggestions to help avoid procrastination:
-Make a To Do List and start with the toughest task on hand.
-Get pride in checking things off your list. (no better feeling)
-When you think about something you need to do, do it right away.
-Focus on one thing at a time.
-When you do check something off your list, embrace the feeling of accomplishment and remind yourself “that wasn’t so bad after all”.
-When you find yourself saying you will do something “tomorrow”, own that statement and take charge, do it right away.