Procrastination is one of the main self-defeating behaviors I work with! It is defined as the act of unnecessarily postponing decisions or actions.
Here are some tips for Procrastinators.
1. Make a to-do list: To help keep you on track, consider placing a due date next to each item.
2. Start small: Break down the items on your list into small, manageable steps so that your tasks don’t seem so overwhelming.
3. Recognize the warning signs: Pay attention to any thoughts or patterns of procrastination and do your best to resist the urge. If you begin to think about procrastinating, force yourself to spend a few minutes working on your task.
4. Eliminate distraction: Ask yourself what pulls your attention away the most—whether Instagram, Facebook updates, or TV—and turn off those sources of distraction.
5. Pat yourself on the back: When you finish an item on your to-do list on time, congratulate yourself and reward yourself by indulging in something you find fun.
One of the most significant factors contributing to procrastination is the notion that we have to feel inspired or motivated to work on a task at a particular moment. Remember, something is better than nothing!