When I ask for a show of hands at my workshops for who feels they are a procrastinator – usually around 90% raise their hands. Is this you? Or will you wait and answer me tomorrow?!
At my workshop an attendee showed me the article “Put Off Reading this Until Tax Time: Americans Procrastinate” by Seth Borenstein. What is so funny is that the study was supposed to take five years but took ten! The author states that procrastination is making people poorer, fatter, and unhappier. Goodness!
Since I am a recovering procrastinator I have some tips for you and my best advice for you is to start using these tips the next time you’re tempted to put something off until tomorrow!
1. Visualize what it will look like and feel like when it’s done
2. Break the task down into steps
3. Make an appointment with yourself
4. Take action
5. Give yourself a reward