Do you procrastinate? Don't worry be happy.
Do you procrastinate? Do you wait until the absolute last second to do something? Are you one of those people where you get it done and you get great results but your mad at yourself for all the time you wasted WORRYING?
LASER BEAM FOCUS
Sometimes more focus on an issue isn’t necessarily the solution. How many times have you worked late into the night on a problem only to look at the same problem in the morning and figure it out in a fraction of the time? Many procrastinators have a laser beam focus when they finally do sit down to tackle a problem. Should you be watching 12 hours of tv instead of studying for your finals? Probably not. But one episode or twenty minutes of Grey’s Anatomy isn’t going to kill you.
ASK YOURSELF WHY?
Also, sometimes when you’re not working on something you have to ask yourself why? Are you afraid of failure, rejection..but enough about me..where’s that remote control? Seriously, sometimes one simple question can harvest simple solutions. Sometimes, if you’re really lucky, the problem can take care of itself without you doing ANYTHING. However, those occasions are usually rare.
THE 60 SECOND PROCRASTINATOR
Still need some help getting kick started? Check out this cool book- The 60 Second Procrastinator by Robert Morris.
Try some of his techniques if you’ve got cobwebs and potato chips growing on your sweatshirt.
2. Focus on what is most important.
3. Be patient but persistent.
4. Do not confuse being busy with being productive.
5. Know what to quit and when to quit it.
Morris has 60 practical techniques to help get you out of your rut.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb