Why Do We Procrastinate?
- Task is boring
- Task is stressful
- Just don't want to do it
- Task is Hard
- Fear of failure
- Voice in head says it will not make any difference
When an undesirable task is on the horizon the worst thing we can do is ignore it. The more you put it off the bigger and more monumental this task will become.
Have you ever procrastinated long enough that once you started the task it took less time than you feared and was way easier than you thought? This happens a lot because the more you put something off, the more you tend to think about it. Which in turn, makes it feel more stressful and less desirable.
If you get in the habit of doing things as they come in, you will find you are less stressed and less overwhelmed. If something takes less than a few minutes to do now, like going through the mail or putting something back where it belongs, you're future self will thank you.
That way you will not have a mountain of mail to tackle, or waste a ton of time searching for things that are now lost because it didn't get put it back where it belonged.
Hard tasks are become easier and less overwhelming by breaking them down into smaller, more bite sizes pieces. Try taking 15 minutes a day to tackle some of the harder things on your to-do list. You don't have to move mountains If you can learn how to break down a task into smaller, more manageable pieces. Keeping things streamlined and efficient is the key to success. Big Goals, small steps.