Fight Procrastination Head On - Just Do it Now!
We've all been there. Faced with a project that you just don't want to do. When alphabetising the items in your junk drawer seems more exciting than tackling that pile on your desk.
Before you come up with another scheme that lets you put off tomorrow what you can do today, read these anti-procrastination tips. Don't wait, do it now!
There's too much to do to ever finish this.
Wait, don't go out for coffee! Take that huge, daunting task and break that puppy down. Figure out all of the components necessary to complete the project and work on them piece by piece. Instead of a monstrous chore, you'll have lots of little projects and more things to cross off that to-do list when you finish them!
How can I possibly start this now? I don't have hours and hours to devote to it.
We Say: All you need to do is follow the 10-minute rule. It's really quite simple: Only spend 10 minutes at a time on the project. That way, you'll find yourself steadily completing it in mere minutes.
This project is the worst. I shouldn't have to do it.
We Say: Suck it up and do the least appealing bits first. There's something to be said for getting the worst of it done: the worst is over.
I'd much rather sip a latte than work on this.
We Say: Give yourself little perks for getting your work started. Only you know what works best for you. Rewards like popping into a chat room, renting a cheesy romantic flick, whatever it is, just make it good. Dangle that carrot in front of your nose and see how quickly you rise to the challenge.