If you’re a procrastinator, here are ten ways to mind hack your productivity now:
1. Make a choice. This is my go-to approach to beat procrastination. Choosing is the yin to procrastination’s yang. Much like cold and hot, down and up, or left and right, choosing and procrastinating are at opposite ends of each other’s spectrum.
To start making decisions better, read the book Think and Grow Rich, particularly the chapter about making choices each day for a month straight. This will aid you in making decisions fast when you need to.
2. Write it down. Make time to follow this trio of steps:
a) Write down how you feel about procrastination at the moment. Go into detail about how you postpone things, when and how you do it, among other aspects.
b) On another piece of paper, ask yourself what it would be like to live the opposite way of how you currently do. Write down on the top of the page “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and under it, list specific statements about the items you jotted down on the first paper. Upon completion, shred or burn that first paper.
c) Go over and rewrite what you put down on the second piece of paper each day until you begin to see that you’re not procrastinating anymore.
3. Break it down. At times, we procrastinate when we aren’t sure where to start. Break tasks into smaller steps that make you feel confident enough to execute.
4. Silence your mental chatter. Though it may shock you, meditation is one of the best approaches to removing self-sabotaging habits, which includes procrastination.
5. Stop attempting to be perfect. Perfectionism is not a real thing. The idea of it inhibits your motivation and slows you down from achieving your objectives. Act fast to the best of your abilities.
6. Collaborate. Look for an accountability partner to motivate you into following through on the things you must achieve to expedite your intentions.
7. Have a more intimate inspection. Go over what you’re attempting to accomplish and question why it’s on your list, to begin with. Don’t lie to yourself. Perhaps you’re postponing something because it’s a task you were asked to do, but isn’t so vital to you. If it is not something you desire or need to do, or won’t position you towards your objectives, cease spending precious time on it. Just eliminate it from your list.
8. Add it to your list of gratitude. When you wake up tomorrow, make a note of how grateful you are to have begun the project and that it’s going as per your expectations. Use present tense when writing it down and feel like you accomplished your goal.
Gratitude expression isn’t just for things that have occurred already. Being thankful for things that you desire or anticipate happening increases your vibration, and as such, aids you in achieving the outcome you are striving for.
9. When taking action, give yourself a reward. When you achieve something you desire to complete, reward yourself. Take a tea or coffee break, go to the movies, or dine at a restaurant you’ve meant to try out. Do something that makes you feel positive about getting over procrastination.
10. Modify your attitude. Procrastination prevents you from victory and experiencing joy. However, even a minor shift in your attitude makes a huge difference in your outcome. Each day, question what atmosphere do you want to live in to be the best person you can be. In such a setting, procrastination won’t survive.
There’s no wand to wave that will put a stop to procrastination for good. However, these suggestions will push you towards accomplishment and higher self-esteem.
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