Time Management, Procrastination and Such - 7 Strategies to Overcome Procrastina
If you're struggling with procrastination, I know that you want to end the struggle and overcome your procrastination. I know you think you're not good at time management. Procrastination is wrecking your life. And I've been there. I understand. And I want to help.
These seven strategies, followed in order and really put to use, will help you overcome your procrastination.
And what you'll learn is that it's not really about time management. Procrastination is a mental block, a paralysis that takes hold of us and makes us think we're lazy and bad and worthless, when we're none of those things.
That's what makes these strategies so powerful. They get to the root of the procrastination and eliminate it so you can go forward as a person who does not procrastinate.
1. Identify what's going on. It may be procrastination. You may be putting things off without a good reason. On the other hand, you may have very good reasons for changing the time and order when you do things. You may be ill, or you may be changing priorities. You may be waiting on someone else. Or you may have just decided something doesn't need doing. None of that is procrastination. But if you are procrastinating, you can do something about it.
2. Relax. Although what you're experiencing is stressful, it is important that you find a way to relax and stop letting the stress build up. Stress only leads to more procrastination. Take some time to just not think about time management, procrastination or any of the difficulties you're facing because of procrastinating.
3. Do triage. Be very honest with yourself about what you have outstanding, what you can complete and what you can't complete. This will not be easy but it is very, very necessary. If you're like me and 99% of the people I work with, there are things you can't complete on your current list. Being honest about this is the most important step in time management procrastination elimination.
4. Release. Let go of the projects you cannot complete. This may be unpleasant, but the hard part won't take long and then you'll be free to go on to the next step, which is much more pleasant and much easier.
5. Reaffirm. Now you need to recommit to the projects and tasks you can and will complete. At this point you're just making a commitment, but soon you'll figure out how to get all of it done.
6. Strategize. Create a time management procrastination avoidance plan that will help you get everything done without procrastinating.
7. Implement. Now put your plan into action and go forward as a person who does not procrastinate.
These strategies will help you become a person who does not procrastinate.
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