Getting Your Procrastination Together – how to stop it once and for all

procrastinationDoes that sound like an oxymoron to you?

How many years of unfilled income tax returns do you have?

Are you driving yourself crazy by putting projects off over and over again?

Are you a last minute person?

Procrastination can come in many different disguises but it always includes waiting until the last possible moment to do something.  Most people feel stressed in these situations and the people around them are usually feeling stressed as well. They feel bad about themselves and their actions.

I do not believe in feeling bad about yourself. And you should know, you are not alone.  Most of us struggle with procrastination at least some of time (if not most of the time).  This week I am going to share with you 5 tips for overcoming procrastination once for all!

Once you overcome procrastination you will probably be amazed at what you get done each week and the results it produces.

Try out these 5 strategies this week:

#1 Getting and staying motivated.

You should set a specific goal or a desire to succeed. Ask a friend or family member to join you in this new journey of not procrastinating. Sign up for a free daily motivational email to remind you of your goal.

#2 Set deadlines.

Setting realistic deadlines are important in getting out of the procrastination hole. Deadlines provide you a sense of urgency.  Meeting deadlines will also help you in getting and staying motivated. You’ll feel good about yourself once you have met the deadline. Harnessing these good feelings will help you to want to continue in succeeding.

#3 Take one step at a time.

Break your “to-do’s” down into smaller manageable steps. When you start to see some progress, or your list becoming smaller, you will want to continue on and will have the motivation to keep going.

#4 Focus on your goals and tasks.

Focusing on one task or goal at a time is a major point when you are clearing the clutter and getting organized.  Craft a “master to-do list” of all the things you would like to accomplish, and then break it down into smaller, more manageable “to-do’s”. Begin with what is most important and those items only you can complete. Notice if there are some items on your list that you can delegate.

#5 Getting organized.

This is my favorite tip of all. It is a challenge to work or live in a disorganized space. Being disorganized can lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed, of stress, and that feeling of wanting to give up. Being disorganized is the number one factor in procrastination. When you have systems in place and know where everything is, you will see how much better you feel about doing your taxes on time, your projects or finishing your goals.

For more detailed information, or to hire, please contact me. I am happy to provide you with a free phone consultation to discuss your needs and how I may be able to help you in how to stop procrastination.