Procrastinating something we are guilty of.
What actually is it? In a nutshell it is self regulating failure.
We all have too many distractions so it is very easy to procrastinate. We need more than just will power. Some of the reasons we find it so easy to avoid tasks is that we can have a dip in our overall motivation. We might be feeling anxious, or we simply hate the task in hand and will try every aversion tactic possible.
We can also affect a task by just how we talk about it “I have to or I need to…” This is all reactive language and does not put you in a positive mindset. If we used proactive language around the task we would feel more positive. “I choose to or I would like to…”
Some top tips to prevent procrastination:-
- Set up your environment with minimal distractions, just one screen on your desk
- Ensure that your phone is on silent.
- Set your own deadline, if the end point is too far away you might put it off
- Ensure you are not overwhelmed by a task, break it into smaller chunks
- List your tasks and actions – What gets written gets done…
- Identify your best time in the day and ensure that is when you work on the tough stuff
- Committ to a time limit with a break built in, and reward yourself so that you still feel motivated
- Visualise how you will feel once you have completed the task
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