Do you have your S.M.A.R.T. goal in place? Excellent, so you know exactly what you're meant to be doing right now and yet...
It isn't getting done!
There's always something distracting you, pulling you away from the priority in front of you.
There are many reasons for procrastination and forms that it takes. From mindless browsing, to endless feed scrolling to random "busywork" to "just one more game" etc.
How do you break out of a procrastination rut?
Here are 3 practical tips:
- Forgive yourself for the past - what's done is done, and the beauty of the present is that it's a new fresh start. Put aside your guilt or frustration.
- Visualize how you'll feel after the task is done - Just close your eyes for 10 seconds, breathe and imagine that it's the end of the day, and you got what you needed done... wouldn't that be a weight off your shoulders?
- Just 5 minutes! That's all you should ask for yourself to work on this thing, if you feel like stopping at the end of the 5 mins that's totally ok. Set a timer on your smartphone and begin! Chances are you'll breeze right past that alarm...
Remember your school physics... it takes force to start moving, but once you are you're into sweet momentum land.
You got this!