For the most part I feel like I can get things done easily, but sure enough there are days I procrastinate. It’s as if I will find ANYTHING else to do that is not the thing that needs to get done. So over the years I have come up with some things to do to help that. Today I am sharing 5 ways to avoid procrastination if you find yourself in this predicament.
5 Ways To Avoid Procrastination
Do the hardest thing first: I tend to procrastinate the hardest thing. Some days that’s my workout, some days that’s working on a blog post. So, I try to do that thing first. I look at my to-do list for that day and do the hardest thing/thing I want to do least first. That way it’s over!
Set rewards: If you complete a BIG goal, for instance completing 12 weeks of BBG, hitting a certain blogging income goal, finishing a huge work project, reward yourself! Maybe it’s a mani/pedi, maybe it’s a new handbag. Whatever it is have something fun to work towards.
Be realistic with your expectations: Don’t expect to get 12 hours of work done in 4 hours. Of course you are going to procrastinate that. Instead, set a realistic amount of work and work towards that bigger project. If you have an unrealistic expectation you will avoid it like the plague.
Don’t try to do too many things: Kind of going along with the above, don’t overcommit and try to do too many things. It will sink your motivation faster than you know.
Have a plan: I personally love to-do lists. So I plan out my day with that and Google calendar to figure out what needs to get done, when, and how. If you have a plan once you feel like you may procrastinate you can look at your day and get motivated again!
It can be easy to procrastinate but hopefully these tips to avoid procrastination will help!
Are a doer or a procrastinator?