I turned my laptop on to post on my blog.
Google page came on the screen. I spent a few minutes quite amused with the Halloween game they had. I got up to level 3, I think.
I was supposed to do something, right? What was it again? Let me open this link and that link. Ooohhh, what a cute picture!
I’m starting to get hungry. I should check this restaurant’s website. I heard they have good food there.
I wonder what my friend is up to right now? I better send her a message.
Oh! Where did the time go?
Did I forget something?
Oh, right. The post.
A big, terrible giant
I will overcome.
Anyone dealing with short attention span and perfectionism, raise your hand! There’s a lot of us out there.
It could be so easy to stir away from our tasks with so many things we can do nowadays. Before you know it, your room looks something like this:
You overestimated the time you have left to finish your tasks and underestimated the time you need to do them. Now, you’re overwhelmed with tons of things to do.
Before you fall into self-loathing and have an impending sense of doom, listen to me.
You can get through this.
If you’re like me who’s so used to doing things in the last minute, it could be hard to build a good habit of discipline to overcome this.
However, it can be done.
So how do we deal with this big, terrible giant of a roadblock to our goals?
Let me count the ways.
- Start your day right. (Don’t check your phone or computer right away to avoid wasting hours on emails or browsing social media.)
- Create a to-do list with a planned schedule.
- Take on one task at a time.
- Just get started.
- If the task is too big, break it down into smaller tasks.
- Avoid any distractions.
- Focus on having the task finished, even if it’s not perfect.
- Know WHY it’s important to complete the task.
- Stay positive that you can do it.
- Relax. Don’t pressure yourself too much.
If you could follow through with these tips, you should be good to go. When you are done with what you need to do, make sure to reward yourself with something awesome!
If you have any additional ideas about this, please feel free to leave your insights or techniques on how to overcome procrastination below. ❤