strategies to prevent procrastinating

Hi everyone. I don’t know about you, but anything that will help me be more productive is worth considering. There always seems to be tasks and projects to do, whether they be work related or jobs around the house. So of course, I need to be active, and not procrastinate. I need to adopt most if not all of these strategies to prevent procrastinating.

Procrastination can cause many problems in your life, but it is a bad habit you can change if you are willing to put in the effort. There are a number of reasons for procrastinating, so your first task is to determine why you are procrastinating. Are you afraid of failure? Do you fear success? Do you have a little negative voice in your head telling you that nothing you do is ever good enough?

Once you discover the reasons for procrastinating, you can take steps to make procrastination a thing of the past and enjoy a more successful life. Here are twelve strategies you can try:

1. Do the hardest and most unpleasant tasks first

Get them out of the way so you can feel proud of what you’ve accomplished. Everything else will seem easy after that. As Brian Tracy said – Eat That Frog!Continue reading

3 ways to stop procrastinating

Hi, Paul here, I hope you are having a productive day. How are you getting on? Are you having a productive week and do you feel as if you are achieving all that you want to? I’m doing well this week, and I know that when I am it is best to push on. Whilst I will give myself a treat later for all the hard work, I know if I do it too early then I can easily drop my levels when I really should be utilising the energy I have.

Of course, it’s not always like that. All of us, and I include myself here, suffer from bouts of procrastination. Of course, there are different levels, so I try and minimise mine once I have recognised the fact. Many of us sabotage our own best intentions by not even realising it, through procrastinating in relation to all the work and essential chores they need to get done. Here are 3 ways that we procrastinate.

Reasons for Procrastinating

Negative Self-talk

The first reason is that we might be our own worst enemy and critic. Negative self-talk along the lines of, “That’s way too hard – if you try, you’ll probably just fail anyway,” make us sabotage ourselves.Continue reading