It is true that procrastination is not only a bad habit but it is something that keep us apart of our goals and our dreams. We procrastinate for several reasons. One of the main reasons is that it seems to you that the task or the project you undertake is too overwhelming or difficult. You usually don’t know how and when you start our project as it is too big or too difficult or too stressing.
Do not get stressed, learn how to set priorities in your daily tasks , and manage your time effectively every day in order not to get overwhelmed . There are several tactics to face and get over procrastination and to be effective in your daily life.
Time lost, Cannot be regained!
I will show you the way out of this situation 🙂
Step 1: Make a masterplan but Avoid Over-Planning
It is easy to break down big projects into small tasks. First you need to brainstorm and write down all the things that need to be done. Then you make a step by step plan. It’s really tempting to create a detailed plan with all the steps involved and a timeline for getting it done. Creating a detailed plan is very helpful but you need to be flexible because at the beginning of a project there’s no way to account for all the variables and things that may change along the way.
Making a detailed plan for the first few steps or tasks, you may help you to start working on those tasks and don’t let time goes by. Plan for the next few tasks only as you move forward on the project. This gives you flexibility in case you need to make changes. Over-planning can be another form of procrastination!
Step 2 : Break the project down into smaller tasks.
That will allow you to see that it’s a process and it shows you exactly where you need to start first.
Step 3: Set Milestones and Deadlines
There are many milestones and deadlines in every task that you undertake. These can be further broken down into tasks that are achievable daily. With most big tasks, these small milestones need to be done in a certain order. This makes it easy for you because you can see the individual steps. Try to identify milestones and deadlines within the big tasks you have to tackle, and then break the big tasks down.
Step 4 : Cut the long “tasks”, short
There is always the possibility not to get started even though you break down a big task into smaller one. Then and again, you may be procrastinating because your small tasks aren’t small enough. Do not hesitate to break them down further. There is always the possibility that there will be tasks that they won’t take long to do them – just get it done! You really can’t break down tasks too small. You must activate your sense of urgency ! Don’t be idle 🙂
Step 5: Give a few minutes everyday for its task
Even the biggest procrastinator on earth can take five minutes out of their day to work on a particular task. No matter how overwhelming or intimidating the project is, working on it for only five minutes is easy. It’s much easier to work on a large-scale project when there’s a time limit where you stop and work on other tasks.
As you probably see, there is always a way to get the things done. There are ways, tactics, methodologies, tools to use and to take under your consideration when you want to accomplish something. However, do not forget that all thoses tools might be useless if you are not determined to get started.
Remember!!!! Time lost, Cannot be regained!
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