Overcoming Procrastination ~ Part 1.
A survey (by the University of Chicago) suggested that those who relish challenge are more likely to live up to 10 years longer than those who spend their lives inhibited by timidity. Trying to realize our ambitions, even if we don’t always meet them, is preferable to not having the courage or motivation to take the risk. So not making any resolutions because we fear that we’ll break them is having a defeatist attitude, as we allow procrastination to become an insidious habit which stops us from leading more fulfilling lives.
The following are 5 steps to assist with kicking the procrastination habit!
1. Personal values development.
Take the time to find out what you really want in life, what your personal values are. When we procrastinate it’s often because what we are planning to do is not really aligned with what we truly want.
2. Make health and high energy levels a priority.
Without good health we are less likely to have the energy and dynamism needed to make positive changes in our lives and it’s easier to procrastinate.
3. Visualize your life without procrastination.
See and feel the benefits in your life if you didn’t procrastinate. What could you do and achieve?
4. Banish the Gremlin.
That little voice which runs on auto in your head – that dismisses any idea that you might have. You have a choice. Acknowledge your choices and banish the Gremlin. Using affirmations can help with more positive alternatives.
5. Over commitment.
Saying “yes” to everything – often leaves you feeling tired and without the energy to focus on what is most important to you. Identify what is most important to you and only focus on those areas which will make the biggest difference to your life. It will enhance your focus and motivation.