We have all dealt with our fair share of procrastination. It’s so easy, and it usually goes something like this.
You wake up one morning and decide that this is the day you will finally organized all the closets in your hose, clean everything, mediated, and those things you’ve been putting aside that you hate to do. You made a plan, and you are so excited to start, but where to start. There are so many things on your to-do list that you have no idea where to begin. So you decide to make your self cup of coffee. So naturally, while drinking coffee, you reach out for your phone and start scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. Maybe even play some games while at it, you have plenty of time. And before you know it, you just wasted a few hours doing nothing. And there is not enough time to do all the things you have planned for that day.
Does this scenario sound familiar to you? We all do this. I do it too. It is so easy to procrastinate and to find excuses as to why you can’t do anything. The biggest challenge is to find the motivation to start. So I want to share with you a few simple tricks on how to stop procrastinating and start being more productive.
Leave your phone alone. You don’t need to check on Facebook or Instagram. You can do all that when you finish at least half of your to-do list. So, lof-off social media and start checking off things from your list.
Sort your to-do list by priorities. That way, you will know which tasks you have to do that day and which tasks can wait. But set the time frame in which you have to complete them.
Make a good plan on how you plan to finish each task. If you don’t have a plan, you will not know where to start. And that can be frustrating.
Do the thing on your list that you hate the most. By finishing those first, you will more likely be motivated to finish your whole to-do list.
And the least, but not the least. Decide on what will be your reward if you complete everything on your list. I like to reward myself with a fresh cup of coffee, maybe some chocolate, and scrolling through social media. That way I don’t feel guilty. I already did my chores.
I hope you found these tips helpful. And you have your own tips on how you motivate yourself to stay productive, please share with me. I could use a bit more motivation.
Until next time, my darlings, please stay safe, I love you, and I will talk to you soon.