What are the reasons that YOU procrastinate?
There are many reasons for procrastination, but only one result. Stress, anxiety, and a great amount of wasted time.
Marcia Yudkin, a creative consultant, describes a woman who put off cleaning her desk and sorting through her paperwork for an amazing 2 years.
Her reason for procrastinating this important project?
"She realized that going through the piles and cleaning off her desk would force her to confront opportunities she'd let drop with the passing of the time," Marcia explains. "She didn't want to face that."
At times that you find yourself procrastinating, Marcia recommends asking yourself these questions:
You may also want to consider a "Pros and Cons" sheet. Simply draw a line down the center of a piece of paper. On the left side, write down all the reasons for procrastinating on a particular task. Now, on the right side, write down all of the benefits of getting started and getting the job done. Once you can see how the "Pros" outweigh the "Cons" it should be easier to get started on the project.
Here are some Time Boosting tips to help you get going in the right direction:
Procrastination is never our friend. It lowers your productivity, and, usually, the procrastinated task doesn't go away. I always tell my children to eat their least favorite food first at dinner, because, if they wait, they will have it left at the end. Same goes for tasks that we are not looking forward to.
Get them done first, then move on to all the good things!
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