Posting a little late as I was inspired to write this. For some reason, I just had the feeling that someone needed to hear it….possibly myself.
So tonight I am writing to the procrastinator in you.
Procrastinating, by definition, means to delay doing a task needlessly. I am not sure that I delay needlessly as quite often I just bloody forget what I need to do as I have other tasks that pop up and need to do them.
No scrap that! Yes, I procrastinate and quite often from a job that I dislike … such as dusting or these days folding up. And truth be told I have been meaning to write this for a very long time.
So I am going to talk about 3 tips that can help your procrastination habits that I have found to be very beneficial to me and my procrastination.
Tip 1 Create a to-do list.
Create a to-do list of everything that you need, and I stress need to do for the day. Often we bite off more than we can chew and include what we want to achieve as well. Then as Mothers, we can get overwhelmed which only feeds the procrastinating parasite. I like to describe it like that as it sucks any form of motivation right out of you. LOL
Tip 2: Obey the law of efficiency.
So what I mean by that is always write them in order of importance. So what is the most important thing for you to complete? Washing your hair with last week’s tea bag stuck in it or is watching a season of Friends more important to you????
Well, there’s never enough time as a mum to complete everything, but there’s always enough time to complete the most important ones. So what are they? And then rank your to-do list. Highlight them.
Tip 3: Consider the consequences.
Consider the consequences; the effects of not getting the jobs crossed off the list. Is it a negative effect, positive effect, and how that will affect your life?
And I’ll give you a bonus tip. The other one is to maximize your personal power. When are you at your best? When do you have the best mental clarity, the most energy, the time where you are fully focused? Think about that through the next coming days, and write that down. Once you have identified your time of maximum power you nominate this time to complete your most demanding tasks.
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