We understand how hard it is when you're in your own bubble, you have so much to do and you physically (and mentally) cannot bring yourself to do it. Lack of motivation hits us all at some point in life, but really... it's just how you handle it that makes all the difference. In this blog post, we're going to give you some top tips for ending your long-lasting relationship with procrastination.
Tip #1 - Create a list, set a time... and complete it.
Creating a list of all the things you have to do will firstly help you see it all out on paper in front of you, and also help you tick it off once it's complete. Setting time limits can be stressful but if you meet that time, that's an achievement AND a job done.
Tip #2 - Forget 'perfect'
A lot of you may put certain things off predominately due to it not being 'perfect'. Timing not being 'perfect'. Work not being 'perfect'. Sometimes you have to put perfectionism to the side and create your own perfect mess. Getting messy means getting jobs done. You have to make mistakes in order to learn from them!
Tip #3 - What's going on?
One day you could be extremely motivated and completing all of your jobs/studies in one hour. Other days, not so much. That's so normal and everyone gets these types of days. All you have to do is identify what is happening that's causing you to be so un-motivated? We suggest watching motivational videos, playing your favorite music, or even maybe seeing a friend or family member.
Tip #4 - Reward yourself
We are always so hard on ourselves when we haven't done something we should have. Firstly, don't beat yourself up about it. Allow yourself the time you need to gain motivation. Once you have fulfilled a task, reward yourself with what makes you happy. Sometimes a little light at the end of the tunnel is all we need to push us through.
And finally... Tip #5 - Have fun
Although it's tough, attempt to find fun in the situation. Become creative, change your current perspective, and tackle what you can. You'll feel so much better for it.
We hope you have enjoyed our post and have at least tried to successfully break up with procrastination. Thanks for reading!