Uugh, Procrastination. Sometimes it can be really hard to beat. 😬
Maybe for you it's practicing. Perhaps it's doing your taxes. Or it might be reaching out to someone.
We know what we should be doing, or have to get done... and somehow the time slips away, all sorts of other things (and other people) distract us, and another day has passed. 😒
Here are 5 Easy Steps you can take RIGHT NOW to beat your procrastination. Grab a timer and LET'S GO!!
1. Acknowledge your feelings (30 seconds)
2. Clear your energy (7 minutes)
3. Break it down (2 minute planning)
4. Find your motivation (1 minute)
5. Be kind to yourself (eternal)
Read on for the whys and hows:
To beat Your procrastination, first of all...
1. Acknowledge your feelings (30 seconds)😌
The first step in overcoming procrastination is to acknowledge your feelings. It's okay to not feel motivated or to be resistant. Recognize that these feelings are natural and normal, and don't beat yourself up for them.
Instead, try to understand where these feelings are coming from. Are you tired? Overwhelmed with other tasks? Bored with your routine? Once you understand the root of your resistance, you can begin to address it.
2. Clear your energy (7 minutes) 🤯
Sometimes (often) our resistance comes from past experiences. Maybe there's old childhood resentment around being forced to do tasks, or perhaps you have negative beliefs about your ability to improve.
Clearing this old, heavy energy can help you move past these blockages and get moving with a fresh perspective. Take a moment to tap as you visualize letting go of these negative emotions and beliefs, and imagine yourself approaching the task with an open and positive mindset.
Want help with the EFT tapping part? Here's a short sequence that always gets me moving and feeling great: Things to Do and Not In The Mood ❤️
Or CLICK HERE to find out how we can bust through your procrastination together.💥
3. Break it down (2 minute planning)🤓
One reason we often resist getting started is that tasks can feel overwhelming, even daunting, especially if we're not feeling motivated. Instead of trying to tackle everything at once, break your task down into smaller chunks.
Set a timer for 12 minutes (magic number) and focus on one specific task during that time. Breaking it down in this way can help make it feel more manageable and less overwhelming.
If necessary, go deeper still...
4. Find your motivation (1 minute) 🥳
It's easier to get into action when we're motivated and excited about what we're doing. Take some time to think about what inspires you and what you hope to achieve through completing this task.
Maybe you want to learn something new, or you're working towards a specific goal. Whatever your motivation is, keep it in mind as you get going. Remind yourself why you're doing this and what you hope to achieve.
5. Be kind to yourself (no time limit) 🥰
Negative self-talk can be a significant barrier to keeping going. It's easy to get caught up in thoughts like "I'll never get this" or "I'm not good enough." Instead of being hard on yourself, practice self-compassion.
Treat yourself with kindness and patience, and remember that progress takes time. Acknowledge your successes and celebrate small victories along the way. When you approach tasks with a positive and compassionate mindset, it can become a more enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
Which of these resonate with you? Let me know in the comments!
Here's to you and everything you're doing - despite any procrastination! ❤️