I have one quick tip to beat procrastination. That tip is plan in advance. When you plan in advance, you have already started work on the thing. That makes it harder to procrastinate when it comes to that thing.
It is terrific to know you can battle procrastination by planning in advance. There are almost as many reasons for procrastination as there are procrastinators. A common reason for procrastination is not knowing what to do. Many people procrastinate and do not move forward with any of their plans because they have no idea what action to take from one day to the next, one moment to the next. This type of procrastination problem is one that can be solved with SMART plans.
SMART plans are Specific, Measurable Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound. If you are a person who has a history of procrastinating, of putting off for tomorrow those things you could do today, stop winging it and start planning. Start each day by writing down what you want to accomplish that day. If you are a pen and paper person, use that. If you are an electronic person, add it to your smartphone or tablet so you can carry the list with you.
When a person is able to start each day by looking at a plan for the day, that person is less likely to be paralyzed by fear and by wondering what to do. The list itself creates a plan, prevents a person from being stuck because she does not know what to do, so she does nothing. By preparing a plan in advance one has taken a step towards ending the procrastination habit. The next step the person must take is to go through the list each day and complete the items on the list.
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If you are a person who chooses to procrastinate, stall and make excuses rather than take action now, find out the reason. It is important to find out why you don’t take action when you should.
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Once a person has made preparing a to-do list in advance a habit and goes through and completed items on the to-do list each day, the next step is to make lists that are smarter and more organized. For example, once a person writes and follows a to-do list each day, the next step would be to organize it with separate sections for home and work duties. Then divide the list into morning, afternoon, and evening tasks. At the end of each day, look back at your lists. If there are things you did not complete, add them to your list for the next day.
Once a person is able to manage a to-do list of this kind, the next step is to make plans that are long-term as well as short-term place long-term plans into appropriate calendar spots in the future. Step by step and completed task by completed task, advance planning can help a person stop procrastinating.
In conclusion, it is terrific to know you can battle procrastination by planning in advance. So, the question for you this terrific day is what are you preparing for today, so you don’t procrastinate tomorrow?