SOME TIPS IF YOU FIND YOURSELF PROCRASTINATING

SOME TIPS IF YOU FIND YOURSELF PROCRASTINATING



At some point, there may be some thing/s you may have procrastinated about doing. Let’s be honest, we all may have been guilty of delaying to do some thing/s. Maybe at the time we believed it was for good reasons or maybe it has just become a bad habit. Let’s take a moment to discuss, “Some tips if you find yourself procrastinating.”

There are some differences with procrastination and laziness. Procrastinating is unnecessarily delaying on doing some thing/s. Laziness is when there is a reluctant attitude and no desire to make any effort. 

It’s important to recognize when you find yourself procrastinating. Let’s keep in mind, there are some differences with procrastination and laziness. Procrastinating is when we are unnecessarily delaying on doing some thing/s. Laziness is when there is a reluctant attitude and no desire to make any effort. 

We must acknowledge when we are willfully postponing our set goals. What could be the reason for the delay? Are we finding it difficult to manage our time well. Do we think everything else is so important and continue to postpone some things? Are we afraid of what it may require of us? Are we fearful to face something so we procrastinate about dealing with it? Could it be we have gotten some other things so vital to accomplish that we must delay finishing these things?

We also must admit if this has become a constant habit and if it is now affecting us and those around us. 

Whatever the reason we are procrastinating, first things first we must acknowledge when we are doing this. We also must admit if this has become a constant habit and if it is now affecting us and those around us. 

Perhaps stress or unfounded negative beliefs about yourself is influencing this behavior. Learn to pay attention to these things and decide that you will not stay so hard on yourself. Recognize if you need to implement some intentional habits to stop from continuing forming this habit of procrastinating.

Keep in mind, procrastinating can be extremely common and many struggle with it sometimes. It’s what we do about it in order to stop this from becoming an unhealthy habit.

Here are some tips to avoid procrastination:

1-Admit when you are delaying tasks that you are supposed to be doing. 

2-Reduce the number of decisions you must make.

3-Create habits that will boost your effectiveness and will not drain you when doing them.

4-Decide which days work best to accomplish certain goals.

5-Set a schedule to accomplish priority goals

6-Write down your goals and decide how you will implement them even if it means breaking them up into smaller parts in order to not get overwhelmed in one day.

7-Stay focused and turn off everything that could be a distraction in order to complete your goals.

8-Take breaks and if you need to set a timer to return to the task you are trying to complete.

9-Hold yourself accountable and if you have to ask someone to help you stay accountable too.

10-Get help if you believe this is deeper situation stemming from your mental health.

Overall, procrastination is something we can all do at some point for different reasons. Most importantly, we must acknowledge the why and how can we change this from becoming a habit. 

Thank you for taking moments with me. Do you find yourself procrastinating? Can you recognize when you are guilty of this and has it become a habit? Would you admit if you are just being lazy or are you choosing to delay in completing things? I encourage begin to implement some of these tips. Share your story and let’s encourage others together. 

Don’t let anyone or anything make you believe you are stuck.

There is always another way.
Keep pressing on and find it.
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