7 STRATEGIES THAT CURBS PROCRASTINATION
Do you constantly postpone work from one day to the next and the next? Then you’re a serial procrastinator. It’s difficult sometimes to finish what we’re started or even start it.
Most times we find ourselves battling with deadlines and wish we had finished earlier.
Here are seven way you can overcome procrastination.
ASK SOMEONE TO MONITOR YOU
Friends have been known to pressure us into doing things against our wishes. Find someone who can remind you daily, or even assist you slice down the work load.
STOP MAKING EXCUSES
Procrastination can make you believe than you’re not lazy. You tell yourself that you’re not in the mood or you can finish the task whenever you want. As soon as you stop making these excuses and focus on the task ahead, you’re bound to complete it in no time.
SEE IT AS AN EASY TASK
One of the major reasons why we don’t ever finish what we’ve started is because we magnify the work load in our heads. As soon as you see it as a challenge, your mind quickly begins to make excuses. It’s like the way I deal with my laundry. When the clothes are heaped, I find difficult to start. The fear that I’ll never finish kicks in. But as soon as I spread it on the floor, it suddenly begins to look achievable. Find a way to make the load seem light not heavy.
Some task are actually really difficult or large. So it becomes easy to avoid doing it. Best thing to do is chunk it. Take it bit by bit. If you’re attempting to do it as a whole, it might pose as a challenge. Instead take it gradually till you’re done.
Apart from office work, we all have our own personal task that need completing. Try to set a prize for your hard work. It motivates you to complete the task.
KEEP A TO-DO LIST
it’s easier to remember the task ahead if you have it written or saved in your phone with an alarm. Some people place it on their walls as a way reminding then what to do. Become a master at scheduling. It helps deal with procrastination.
DROP THE PERFECTION ACT
Even if you do all the other things mentioned above, one thing remains. If you’re not ever satisfied with the outcome of the task you’ll never finish it. You’ll always find yourself redoing it or rescheduling to do it later.
Seven ways to overcome procrastination.
WRITTEN BY : FREDERICK DANIEL