Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage. —Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby
Are you a procrastinator? Do you put off until tomorrow what could have been done today? If so, you are not alone. At times, most of us will delay an activity or behavior, willingly putting it off to a later date. What happens when we procrastinate? We often find ourselves to be further behind than we were before. Normal consequences of procrastination may leave us feeling frustrated or even angry with ourselves.
Here are five tips to help you get organized and avoid procrastination.
- Make a list and check off the items as you complete them. It is satisfying to see efforts pay off.
- Prioritize your projects and begin with the most important ones first.
- Break a daunting project into smaller, more manageable tasks.
- Focus on one task at a time and don't let yourself get sidetracked.
- Practice. The more you practice staying on task, the easier it will become.
As my mom used to say, "Don't put off till tomorrow what can be accomplished today."