Are you stuck? Feeling like you cannot get things done? Here are some steps to get you moving in the right direction:
1. Avoid distractions.
In our tech-filled world, it’s easy to let technology distract us. Turn off the TV; hide your phone; take a break from social media. By overcoming constant distractions like technology, the less likely you’ll be to procrastinate.
2. Establish goals.
Most people never write their goals down. Write them down—keep a daily journal. Research shows that by writing down your goals, you’re more likely to accomplish them!
3. Do the hardest thing first.
Make a list of what you need to get done. Next, start to work on the biggest task first. Getting the hardest thing done first, makes the rest of your tasks easier.
4. Complete an easy task.
If you’re not good at doing hard things first, try the opposite: Do the easiest thing first! Look at your daily to do list, or your goals, and decide what your simplest task is. Then, do it! Getting a small task done will give you momentum to get more accomplished.
5. Beat the clock.
To help you get started, set a timer for fifteen minutes to work on one project. Try to get a lot done during this short time. Your brain may begin to work more efficiently with a set time limit, and you’ll be able to accomplish more in less time.
6. Get support.
Attend a Life Recovery Group, see a counselor or a coach, and find out what is blocking your progress. Many times unresolved trauma may be causing the delays, or anxiety, perfectionism, or depression. Discover what is behind the delay.
By discovering why you put things off, you are on your way to accomplishing more! Meeting with a licensed counselor can help you with over- coming procrastination and with accomplishing your goals. Call 800-NEW-LIFE for help—today!