Category: Time Management

9 Steps to Quit Procrastinating

9 ACTIONABLE STEPS TO QUIT PROCRASTINATING 

Everyone procrastinates from time to time, especially with mundane tasks.  Part of the reason you procrastinate is because the task at hand seems to daunting. Is it actually possible to break the cycle of procrastination?  Only if you change your mindset.

1.  Get organised.  You can’t do any work until you clarify what assignments, tasks need to be completed.

2. Start your day with the hardest tasks first.

3. Break down big projects into clear small steps and take that first step.

4.  Set a deadline and get rid of distractions.  Never wait for ‘the perfect time’ it’s just the mind making up an excuse – just start. Success Mastery Skill (2018) – High Performance Habits, Brendon Burchard. 

5. Aim for done over perfect.

6. Decide upon a reward for yourself when it’s done.

7.  Use a New Strategy:  Push yourself into action with the 2 minute rule. If something is going to take less than 2 minutes – do it now.

8.  Limiting Beliefs:  Become aware of your thinking patterns.  According to UC Berkeley professor Martin Covington, fear of failure is directly linked to beliefs about self-worth. The limiting belief assumption is that failing means you are not worthy.  If you experienced repeated failures then this compounds the feeling of low self worth, therefore rather than risking failing with the associated fear, you make yourself stay stuck in procrastination.

9. Practice the 5 second rule:  Count back from 5 to 1 whenever you feel anxiety attempting to move forward, whilst at the very same time PUSH YOURSELF into action.  If your mind is operating from familiar patterns, this method prevents your ‘procrastinating mind’ talking you out of taking action.

If having put the above actionable steps into practice and procrastination is still a problem for you, book your free session today by messaging Suzi on +44(0)7836 635233.  Let’s get rid of procrastination for good.

A successful Day

A successful day requires planning and a good night sleep will set you up for your vibrant energy lifestyle.  If you start your day with purpose and clarity, you will feel focused and efficient.  The busier you are, the more you will need to micro-manage your time to maximise efficiency.

1. Write down your tasks the night before and spend the last 20 mins before bedtime doing something calm & enjoyable.
2. Number your tasks in order of priority.  If you have a large task, break it down.
3. Choose three tasks you want to focus on the next day.
4. If distractions occur, factor them into your time plan next time, or consider what you can do to minimise them.
5. Aim for excellence, not perfection.

Make sure you factor in a day off to smell the roses.

Actively search for ways to enjoy moment by moment, because happy feelings increase deeper levels of satisfaction and… a successful day.

3 Quick Tips to Energise your Life

Vibrant Energy Lifestyle

Choose one of your favourite tips to energise your life:

1. Declutter your mind by listing three things you plan to achieve the following day.  Everything else, list under the headings ‘ To Delegate’ or ‘Universe’.

2. Breakthrough procrastination by breaking down large projects into small manageable parts and associating pleasure with anything you don’t want to do.

3. Get very clear about why you want to do something because these are your motivators.  To avoid inner conflict, make sure your desires are aligned with your values and beliefs.  

4.  Only have three tasks on your to-do list to inspire a feeling of ease and look forward to the satisfaction of achievement/accomplishment of finishing and completing these three tasks.

5.  Buy a present for someone (it can be anything little) and really savour the GIVING. Science has proven white blood cells increase when you give – so giving really is receiving with a boosted immune system for YOU too!

6. Take more oxygen into your whole body by breathing deeper into your diaphram instead of shallow breathing into your chest. Oxygen is energy – so BREATH mindfully and deeply. Accompany your breathing with some stretching or other exercise and you will be giving yourself a boost of endorphins that will give you that vibrant energy lifestyle!

7. Go for a ‘mindful’ walk – which means leaving your worries behind.  Each step you take can be mindful, deliberate and free.

8. Release stress by deliberately caring more about your energy and less about perfection.  You can reach for excellence when your energy is lined up with food feelings.  If you are feeling conflicted or overwhelmed, get help with short cut strategies to release stress, fatigue and increase vibrant energy.  In addition, make sure you are eating a selection of fruits, vegetables and superfoods, as well as a few of your favourite treats. If you are looking for easier ways to create a healthier, happier more fulfilled you – find out how by calling Suzi on 07836 635233 or email suzi@rapid-health.co.uk.

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