Everybody procrastinates to some degree. That is, we avoid doing something we should do in favor of something we want to do. Procrastination becomes a problem when it interferes with our lives. We may not reach our fullest potential in our professional and/or private lives.
According to Mindtools.com, there are three steps to overcoming procrastination:
1. Recognize that you are procrastinating. You can’t address a problem if you don’t acknowledge it.
2. Determine WHY you are procrastinating. The most common causes: the task is unpleasant to us, we are unorganized, and/or the task is overwhelming.
3. Develop anti-procrastination strategies. There is a great, free, on-line tip sheet at onlineorganizing.com to help even the worst procrastinator get started.
So, what are you waiting for? Seize the day and get something done!
Have you ever put off doing something and regretted it? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!