Procrastination how to stop


Dealing With Procrastination






























Most of the time in life if you want to achieve certain goals within a dedicated

period of time there are a  lot of factors  that you’ll need to overcome, these

factors include laziness as well as negativity but one other huge factor that has to

be  dealt with is of course procrastination as it is one of the main causes as to

why most of us fail to obtain what we want to  achieve in our lives today.


Well to be honest most of us procrastinate so you don’t have to feel bad about it

at all, for you have come to the right  place as I will give you a list of tips and some

advice which you can use to enable you to  reduce such a habit.


Like any  other habit it will require that you stay committed and try as much as

possible to follow the tips in order to reduce it, you  know what they say; “practise

makes perfect”.




















1. The Start Is The Hard Part


Most if the time we tend to either over or under estimate the duration of a project

as well as the level of  difficulty need  to complete it, this is why a good piece of

advice I would give is that you should just hop on to the project as soon as you 

possibly can as this will help you determine the route you would take in  tackling

the task.


Most of the people that have achieved their fair share of success over the years

usually say that one of the most  challenging things that they had faced was

getting started, so this just shows that you should feel like your the only one  that

is going through it even the most successful people pasted through it too but its

how the overcame it that matters.


Even just a tiny bit of work can go a long way like trying to map out a strategy on

how you would complete the task or even forming writing a simple step of ideas

will take you a very long way,starting is very difficult but as you start it will  give

you an open mind and help you think clearly unlike leaving it to the last minute.

Speaking of the topic is that why a  brand like Nike would come up with a phrase

like “Just Do it “?.



2. Balancing Time Is Key


Another way in which we can avoid procrastinating is by making sure we have a

good time management  skills, as this is a very important tool that can lead you to

achieving success.So time management is  having the ability to allocate a

particular amount of time to a given task,this allocation allows you to plan 

adequately for your day giving you the  potential to maximize your productivity as

well as increasing your effectiveness.


This practise will prevent you from pushing things outside your schedule whilst

helping you stay active and prevent  laziness.


How Do You Mange Your Time ?


There are Various ways in which you can manage your time well,like you could

simply head over to your designated mobile/computer app store and download

apps that can help you plan your day effectively.That’s one way of doing it but

there is an alternative is to try and use a small book or even a journal would

do,simply write down the things that you’d  like to accomplish before the day

ends before you go to sleep each night which I found very useful.



In doing this simple task you would be able to keep  track of your day and it will

also help you remain focused in achieving the goals that  you’re supposed to 

complete, this will further allow you to free up  more time which you can catch up

on your favourite show on netflix and a small tip always try to allocate a slightly

large amount of time to your tasks because some important stuff may come up.

Managing your time is one of the keys to limiting procrastination.




















3.Use Social Media Less


There are so many things that are happening in the world today and with the aid

of social media applications such as Facebook,Twitter,Snapchat and Instagram

have made the transmitting information through to various parts of the world

simply, which of course is a good thing but if used in excess can cause you to pay

your attention to other things apart  from work.


I know watching cat videos or liking other peoples posts is way better than

working, but it is this shift in attention that  can cause us to become lazy and make

us fail to complete what we ought to do.Being in My early 20’s it was hard for me

to reduce my usage of such applications, but with some dedication and time

management I managed to cut down my usage to about 7 hours per week who

would have thought ?.


Although trust me it does take a little bit of time to get used to but staying off

social media for a bit actually relieves  some pressure of you and also frees up a

lot of your time, limiting the amount of interactions with your phone can helps you

regulate your activity on your phone.Like everything else you’ll need to do it more

frequently in order to get the  right  level of productivity.




4. You Need To Sleep More


In order for you to function more effectively and efficiently, you should make sure

you get an adequate amount of  sleep.Most of the time people often put off things

because they feel the don’t have the energy to complete the tasks at  hand, which

could be due to improper management of their time.Getting enough sleep has

proven to increase brain activity as well as boost mental wellness making you

think much clearer, therefore getting about 7 - 8 hours of sleep can help you be

much more effective in your thinking and help you perform better in your tasks.




















5. A Good Environment Will Boost Productivity


Having a good working environment is a good way of preventing yourself from

pushing work to a later date, by a good  working environment I mean having a

work space that has little or no distractions that can make you lose your focus.


It is  also important for you to work in areas that are conducive enough such as

rooms that are separate  from either from your living room or TV as this help your

mind to only pay attention to what has been put in front of it leaving no room for it

to be disturbed, placing a motivation poster or Quote can also be a  good Idea to

keep you focused on your target.


Another way in which you can get rid of this habit is by trying as much as possible

to get involved in tasks that promote group work, this will help you keep track of

the things that you are doing because you’ll constantly be reminded to  complete

the work before time because your doing it as a group.


The other  benefit of this is that it will make it easier for  you to interact with people

that you’ve just meet whilst helping  you to be diligent with your work,the more you

practise  this the more likely you are of building leadership skills because of your

ability to manage time well.


Here is a very intresting video I found on the topic , this video is by Mel Robbins it

is a very short and useful video that you might want to see .




In conclusion it is very important for you and I to take note of things that prevent

us from completing the tasks that we  have set out to complete, things like Social

Media play a big part as they are the largest consumers of our time.


Therefore  practise the tips mentioned above might just help you to become more 

productive leading to you having  more success, always keep in mind that even

starting to practise these tips might be hard at  first but with the right attitude and

right amount of consistence you’ll be able to perfect your this skill and even add to



So don’t wait till tomorrow to start improving your life , start to day and you will see

just how much success you’ll be able to achieve in a short period of time.Lastly I’ll

end with saying a positive mindset is all  you need to have in order to change 

your lifestyle, stay positive and remember everyone had to start from somewhere

keep on working.




Related Posts : 


How To Be Productive At Home 

How To Motivate Yourself everyday 

Essentials To Live A Balanced Life 

Avoid Burnout In Your Life 


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Post By:  Lifestyle'N'stuff

Date 11 Oct 2019



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