One of the hardest moves to make in life is to start. Procrastination is a killer in its own little ways. Too much of that is bad. So, here are 7 tips to help you stop procrastinating and push you to start having better and more productive days ahead with less stress.
1. Stop thinking. Start doing.
A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. As long as you work on that plan you can protect yourself.
2. Don’t blow a task out of proportion.
Often you don’t even have to plan, you have been there before and you know what needs to be done. So stop thinking and just do it no matter how you feel and what you think.
3. Just take the first step.
Just focus on taking the first step today. The thing is, you can’t see the whole staircase anyway and it will shift and reveal itself along the way.
4. Start with the hardest task of your day.
Whatever it may be, get it out of your way the first thing you do. This way, your to-do list tends to feel a lot lighter and easier to move through.
5. Just make a decision. Any decision.
Sure, doing affirmations where you say to yourself that you are confident can help you. But taking the confident actions you want to take over and over again is what really builds your self confidence and a self-image of you being a confident person.
6. Face your fear.
The easier choice can come with a sense of comfort, with a certain level of success, pangs of regret for all the things you never dared to do and a vague sense of being unfulfilled. You wonder about what would have happened if you had taken more action and more chances. The harder choice gives you, well, who knows? But it will sure make your feel more alive.
7. Finish it.
Not taking the first step to start accomplishing something can make you feel bad. But not finishing what you have started can also leave you in a sort of negative funk
Try to get that finished as soon as you can you will start to feel a whole lot better.