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How to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastinating is a learned behavior.

how to stop procrastinatingThe good news is that it can be combated, as long as you’re focused on how to prevent it. Here are 6 steps to help you stop procrastinating and get in gear.

  1. Get Rid of Distractions – Turn off the phone, shut the door, put on headphones, whatever it takes to drown out tempting diversions.
  2. Break Tasks Into Chunks – Things like “wash dishes, do laundry, and vacuum” are more specific, and chances are you’ll be more apt to tackle those tasks than the gargantuan-sounding “clean the house.”
  3. Do Your Hardest Task First – The sense of accomplishment when you complete the biggest item on your list first will help propel you forward toward crossing off more things on your list.
  4. Try Music – If you can tap your toes and pick up the beat, it makes the task move along.
  5. Perfect is the Enemy of Done – Keep in mind that if you’re only striving for perfection, you’re less likely to even start a project.
  6. Reward Yourself – Give yourself a pat on the back for getting stuff done, whether the reward is a night out or simply a favorite treat.

Need More Ideas?  Check out: https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2013/03/25/why-you-procrastinate-and-how-to-stop-it-now/