By: Daniel Cooney
Procrastination is not a sign of “laziness” but it is a way to avoid dealing with insecurities and limitations. There may be several reasons why people procrastinate while doing things, maybe we are doing things that we do not like doing or they not interest us. Either way here are some useful tips on how to get things done fast and stop procrastinating.
1) Train your strength and will
Strength and will are like a normal muscle in the body, they will atrophy and weakens if not used, the more we procrastinate when getting things done, and the more difficult will be for us to stop doing it. On the other hand, if we can overcome our procrastination and start doing things on our terms it will be increasingly easier to get things done and our willpower will strength.
2) Do things gradually
Do not let abuts and suddenly change everything. Especially at the beginning we better start with fewer goals, better start simple and defined. We are happy to start small and when we are used to address issues quickly we can gradually increase the challenges.
3. Do not put off until you reach the perfect time and mood
If we are waiting for the right moment to getting things done and stop procrastinating, we could be waiting a very long time. Try and do things even if you do not like them, in fact you should make sure that you do those things that you do not like first, they will be out of your way and do not have to think about it again.
4. Associate an unpleasant task with a pleasant one.
Let’s say you do not particularly enjoy running or going to the gym, but you love music. You will run or train with a portable mp3 player to make you enjoy more what you Aare doing even if you do not like it. I am sure you get the point.
5. Get help
Getting things done properly sometimes involves another person. A resolute, focus minded, close friend or family member is ideal.
6. Always think: “I’ll make it!”
Fight doubts and anxieties about what you might not be able or want to do. We need to indulge in self-motivation which will strengthen your self-esteem. Never abandon what you are doing and stay positive at all time.
7. Do boring and repetitive tasks at the same time of the day
When we are getting into the habit of being effective, even the tasks that we do not like will feel less boring if we do those boring tasks at the same time of the day or the week. We will get used to even the least attractive things