First Steps In Beating Procrastination
One of the best ways of beating procrastination is to start off with small regular trigger actions that help you get into a routine of taking action without overwhelming yourself. The trick is to start a small daily habit that sets you up for action. Some good examples of actions to take are a short meditation session or committing to writing a certain number of words each day.
My own routine for beating procrastination is to review my (electronic) task list for the day and write the most important item down by hand on a small post-it note. I find this fixes the task in my mind and I am then able to better focus on it when I sit down to start work. I work on just this task until it is finished and then reward myself by screwing the note up into a ball and then dunking it into the bin!
Beating procrastination is about working at being persistent and committing to practices that help you avoid it. Another good way to avoid procrastination is to make yourself accountable to others. You can do this by posting your daily, weekly and monthly goals in appropriate Facebook groups or on Twitter. Many of the memberships sites aimed at solopreneurs have some form of “accountability forum” where members are encouraged to post their goals and the steps they are taking to reach them. The feeling that other people are watching over your shoulder to see your progress will help you want to complete the task so you don’t have to explain to others why you failed to keep to the commitment you made
Over To You
I would love to know your techniques for beating procrastination. Why not post in the comments below.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7