How Can I Put This... .... .... Off?
Good news, procrastinator! (To soon be the 'unprocrastinator')
You can take care of procrastination with any of the tools listed on this post of mine. But here is what you need to know right now.
We feel soooo good when we actually take care of business.
Procrastinating takes up so much mental space that we might as well just 'do the thing'.
Procrastination can kill self-esteem and confidence.
Lack of confidence and self-esteem lead to procrastination.
The part of you that inherently doesn't give a toss and wants to be lazy can have its needs met if you work smarter, not harder.
Procrastination can be a clue as to the inner workings of our mind and can be a compass pointing us in the right direction.
Take care of procrastination by:
Using affirmations such as 'I live life like a winner' or 'I take care of business' or 'I refuse mediocrity'. You cannot say that to yourself all day and sit on your butt.
Start before you're ready should be your new motto. Stick it on your bathroom door.
Schedule relaxation time and actually relax! Notice how when you feel deprived of chill out time, everything seems better than work, even when you know you want to hit that goal. Be where you at!
Use the 10 minute game. Give yourself 10 minutes to work towards a goal and notice that you are pulled in my the momentum.
Remind yourself of the end game and how amazing it will feel to be proud of yourself this time next year when you can say that your dreams are coming true. Even quickly imagining how crushing it would feel to not make progress can snap you into action. Then deeply visualise how you and the world will look and feel when that dream is reality.
If someone else can do what you are avoiding and do it better than you, get them to do it. This is why I have a cleaner and gardner.
Listen to your intuition and body. Are you avoiding this because it actually is not important? If not, what is?
As soon as you have a hint of motivation, get straight onto what you need to do. We actually achieve more in less time when we are motivated, so capitalise on any feeling of excitement. Advanced yet simple tip- Whenever you feel motivated, click your fingers so that when you want to create motivation, a snap of the fingers can trigger that emotion.
List your 'beating procrastination' wins or 'Dones'. It feels great and builds confidence for future lacklustre moments.
Stop focusing on all the little tasks and do whatever has real impact. No more to-do lists. You know what really counts.
There a tonnes of other ways you can get a wriggle on with your goals. See some more here! Share yours with me in the comments and ask any advice about your particular situation. You are supported.
Above all else, know that if the goal is meaningful and it really lights you up, having utter faith in it happening and acting as if it will happen is vital.
Tell me, are there any other blocks you are having when it comes to your goals? Let's work out what is really going on. Once we do this, real magic begins to happen.
I can't wait.
If this was useful in any way, share it with someone who may be feeling a little lack-lustre about their intentions for the year. We are in this together people!
All my love,