Top 7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating Now
We have all experienced it. Putting things off, not doing what
we believe needs to get done. Finally, we commit to the process
and leap into getting our "stuff" done, and we are amazed at
both how simple AND how energizing it was to complete all our
This Top 10 list keep you in action and out of procrastination.
So what's stopping you? Nothing except you. Don't just stand
there! Do something!
1. Be Vision Directed in the tasks before you. If your tasks do
not match your values or purpose, naturally your heart will not
desire to check that particular task off your list. Bring your
task into congruence or take it OFF the list.
2. Begin and end each day with a solid foundation. Before you
end your day, spend five to ten minutes reviewing your day. Take
a moment to craft a plan for the next day. When you begin the
following day, spend five or ten minutes reviewing your plan and
revise as necessary. Also, be sure to spend some foundational
time either in quiet contemplation or reading inspirational or
3. Release yourself from perfectionism. One of the biggest
challenges is believing everything has to be just so.....and
therefore we don't do anything if we can't be guaranteed
perfection. Either/Or thinking such as this is guaranteed to
lead to stagnation. Practice saying, "Oh, well!" After all, what
is the absolute worse thing that would happen from taking action?
4. Dream big while creating it one step at a time. With each
step you get closer to the dream. With no steps at all: being
stuck in procrastination, you will NEVER get there. Break your
"to-do's" into smaller, non intimidating chunks.
5. Balance planning and creating or doing. Keep your basic plan
simple so you do not spend so much time planning what you want
to do that you never get to do what you want to do. If you find
yourself leaning into the frenetic planning place stop, take a
break, and do a reality check. What is up with using planning as
another method of procrastination? What is underneath the over
planning? Are you vision directed? Is there congruency in your
plan and your purpose? Are you expressing YOUR gifts as a part
of your vision, or is there an overwhelming sense of "shoulds"
on your list?
6. Delegate those tasks which are not invigorating to you.
Either barter them, hire someone to do them, or make a request
of a friend or colleague to assist in exchange for your
assistance somewhere else. In this way, you will be able to
check something off your list. It WILL invigorate you.
7. Join with a friend or a colleague to as an accountability
partner. Schedule a regular time to check in either daily or
weekly. Create momentum and watch as both your business and your
dreams flourish right before your eyes!