On Procrastination

Why do it now if you can do it later?

There’s always later, or next time, right? If procrastination was my job, I’d probably be a millionaire. Much like Scarlett O’Hara inΒ Gone with the Wind, my unofficial motto has been “After all, tomorrow is another day.” I’m working on changing that. Sometimes I legit forget things so I’ve started setting reminders in my phone for things I need to do. I also use a planner. I really like my planner. It isn’t a super expensive fancy one but it gets the job done. When I write in it. And then remember to look at it. Oops. So, clearly, the planner isn’t the best method for me to work on the procrastination issues.

Change is hard

I know, friend, I know. I like napping better than I like doing too. To stop procrastinating, it can be helpful to think about why you’re procrastinating. Is it a time issue? You may need to look at ways to better manage your time. Is the thing boring but important? This is one of those times, you just need to get it done so you can do the fun things later (and the area where I struggle the most). Motivating yourself may work here. Get the thing done, or work on it for an hour & then take a break for some fun for a few minutes.

I think that shoe brand had the right idea

“Just do it!” Simple, right? But what if you don’t want to right now? Too bad. Get out of your way, push yourself and do the thing. How? Well, I’m no expert because clearly this is something I am still working on. But luckily, there’s this handy book – The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins that goes into pushing yourself to do the thing. Don’t over think things. Just decide to do it and then go do it.Β You’ll thank me later, when your to-do list is no longer 3 pages long & you feel all accomplished and stuff. Until then, keep being awesome!

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