Hey guys, this is Anthony from GoMad withanother video for you with some practical tips on beating procrastination in order tobecome more productive, get more done, and – ultimately – reach our next goal much sooner.
The tips I’m about to share with you todaywill improve many aspects of your life, soit’s worth sharing it with friends who want tomakea change.
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The first step to removing procrastinationfrom your life once and for all isto define the real causes.
Whenever you put off working on a projector getting anything done, there’s usually a motive for that.
It might not be obvious so you need to digdeeper.
Some common reasons why weprocrastinate include:lacking the motivation to start and complete the task; not being sure whether we’re workingon the right thing; fearing failure; not being organized and not knowing where to start;low energy levels; lack of focus; and more.
The single best thing you can do today tolive a life free from procrastination in the near future isto get to the main cause ofthat.
Once you know it, you’llbe able to makea plan on how to stop it and become productive instead.
So, for example, if you realize you fear failure, then you’ll need to make a mindset shift.
Tell yourself that failure is a stepping stoneto success and if you keep putting in the work, you’ll eventually succeed.
Ifit’s the lack of focus or energy that’scausing procrastination, then you need to rethink how you’re spending your days.
Maybe you should wake up earlier, ditch thejunk food, have a workout every day, removethe distractions around you, have a better workingenvironment, or else.
All these will help you concentrate easilywhen you get to work and you’ll have the energy to not just start, but finish whatyou started.
The next thing you should doto stop beinga procrastinator isto break the bad habit of overthinking.
See, procrastination happens when we’reaboutto start something but then allow our mind to come up with excuses asto why we can leaveit for later.
Then, we think of plenty ofother things todoright now and leave the important task for later.
But later means you’ll never get to it, will keep putting it off, or will just get itdone quickly as there will be many otherlittle tasks waiting tobecompleted.
Don’t get into the habit of doing that.
Instead, have control over your mind and stopoverthinking.
That can happen by noticing when you’reabout to start making excuses.
Then, gather your willpower and say ‘no’tothe inner voices telling you why it’s okay toprocrastinate.
And instead get up and do the work.
You’ll feel great after that.
My next best tip on removing procrastinationisto have routines.
These are powerful as simple practices donedaily can help us get in the right mood and mental state todo focused work, even ifwedon’t feel like it.
It could be waking up early and having a morningroutine, after which you’d get to your most important things for the day and will completethem in one go.
It will take time to develop a routine andstick toitnomatter what.
But it’s worth the time and effort as onceit becomes a repetitive behavior, procrastination will no longer have control over you.
The next step on your journey should betobreak big projects into smaller ones.
Sounds simple but we rarely do it.
If you give this technique a chance, though, you’ll find out that big goals or tasks don’t scare or overwhelm you anymore.
Once you know the first steps, you don’tneed to think about the next ones.
You can just focus on the first one on thelist and take it.
That means you’ll get a quick win byaccomplishingit and will feel good about yourself.
And this is a great way to build momentumand repeat the action right after it.
And here’s another great rule to motivateyou to get more done instead of procrastinating – start super small.
What I mean by that is, whenever you’refacing a big project or a challenging task, don’t leave it for later but do one thingrelated toit that takes less than 5 minutes.
That could be making a call, replying toanemail, writing down what you’re going to do, doing a quick research, taking a decision, etc.
This will get you started and that’s allyou need to keep going until you actually do the work.
Finally, write everything down.
The written word is a pretty powerful thing.
The moment you set a goal, you should writeit down, give it a deadline and break it down into smaller steps.
The same goes for any activity you have todotoday or even little task that’s on your list.
Decide when you’re going to work on it andhow you’ll start, and write that down too.
This makes it easier to commit and begin.
Now you’re ready to fight procrastinationthe next time you face it.
Thanks a lot for watching today’s videoand I hope you’re going to take action on one of the things I mentioned in it.
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