In your quest to get over procrastination, a simple rule is to do the thing you dread the most first.👈👈👈
And if you have two things you dread, do the bigger of the two first.
Which Mark Twain called “eat a frog”.
Someone sent me this after I opened my business, and I thought that is such great advice☝☝☝
We have all been there.
I’ll do it tomorrow.👋👋👋
Next thing you know tomorrow is today and you STILL don’t do it.
So, one day rolls into the next and into the next, and so on and so on.Life Hacks 101! (7/23/19)
That’s why I always recommend; writing down your goals, your to-do list, your priorities for the week.
Whatever it is you need to accomplish, write it down.👈👈👈
Think about it, why do we make a list when we go to the grocery story?
Because we know we are not going to be able to remember everything we need to buy.
Make a LIST👈👈👈
As for me, I have my goals written several places.🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
I have a white board in my office with my monthly and yearly goals.
Those are also broken down into different areas of my life.
Needless to say, I have a vision board. Only it’s about five years old, and I have new goals/dreams, so I’m going to be doing a new one soon.🙄🙄🙄
And I keep a small notebook in my car to write down any goals or ideas that come to me when I’m out. Or, I text it to myself 😉
The point is, you have to do something to move ahead and make progress in life, otherwise, you’re just stuck on repeat.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
And I don’t think anyone really wants to live that way.😬😬😬
It’s more you just get stuck on the hamster wheel of life and just keep going around and around, not really getting anywhere.
If you really need help in getting over procrastination, put little sticky notes around your place, little reminders of what you need to do.
Or, reward yourself.
Like, ok, if I do XYZ in the next five minutes, I am rewarding myself with __________ (whatever floats your boat). For me, my reward would be something like, ‘if I do XYZ right now, I will spend the next 1/2 hour watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.
As I said, whatever floats your boat!
p.s. to that☝☝☝ although watching makeup tutorials is a guilty pleasure for me, it also helps me in my business since I am in the business of making people look good!
So you see, that’s what you call a win/win👈👈👈
Because that’s how my mind thinks🥰🥰🥰
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” / Stephen King
You are just wasting your time if keep putting things off.👈👈👈
And why you might say?
Because whatever it is will still be taking up space in your mind, and you may or may not be worrying about it.
So, it’s best to pull the band aid off and just do it!
I don’t know about you, but I get complete satisfaction being able to check off something on my to-do list👍👍👍
I’ve written about this before.👈👈👈
Do you know how many people tell me they are going to do something?
Like, I’m going to open a business too Patti!
Or I’m going to do so and so Patti.😑😑😑
And the next time I see them and ask how it’s going, they tell me why they haven’t done ‘it” yet?🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
See, that’s the thing, there is no divine time to start.
Trust me, I started my business and I had no clue what I was doing.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
I just knew I had to start somewhere and fake it till I figured it out.👈👈👈
And now whenever I come up with something I want to do, but have no idea how to do it, I just start researching it.
I make notes about it.
When I see my networking friends, I ask them about it.What would you do if you were not afraid? (1.3.2020)
Google is a wonder thing as we all know.👈👈👈
And as if by some divine intervention, someone or something comes to me to help me figure it out🙏🙏🙏
What do you want?👈👈👈
Now get that picture in your head.👈👈👈
Don’t stop working towards it no matter what!
And kiss procrastination good-bye👋👋👋
Another excuse for procrastination!
Too comfortable in your misery.
Times up, time to change things up💪💪💪
There’s a better life for you out there, time to fight to get it, and forget the excuses!👈👈👈
That’s a wrap!👈👈👈🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
Lastly, if you need help achieving your dreams. book an Image Coaching appointment with me! Email me at email@example.com and let’s get you on the road to success!
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!