Today I thought I’d share with you tips that help me stop procrastinating.
Tip 1# the first thing I like to do is if I’m needing a little of inspiration and motivation, I will watch a YouTube video of someone being productive and that usually inspires me enough to then go and clean and be productive also.
Tip 2# writing out a plan. This helps me stay on track on what things i need to get done. And then I’ll set a timer and give myself an hour to do as much cleaning or being productive as I possibly can. And once the timer goes off, I then decide wether I want to take my 15 min break or keep on being productive. Usually I keep on being productive because once you get the motivation you don’t want to stop.
Tip 3# tell yourself, the more you keep being unmotivated, the longer the task will be from being complete. Wether you are having a lack of motivation to clean or workout or uploading a YouTube video or blog. Whatever it may be the longer you hold off from doing it, the longer you will feel down about it not being done.
Tip 4# reward yourself. And make time for you time. As much as we really want to be motivated. Make a section of time for yourself to be able to watch Netflix or scroll in your newsfeed, whatever thing that is holding you back from being motivated, make time to do it also. So for me, after I do an hour of cleaning, I’ll then give myself 15- 20 min to watch a YouTube video. That way I have no excuse to be unmotivated.
Tip 5# don’t overwhelm yourself. Break a big task into little tasks, that way it is much easier to complete the smaller tasks and overall you’ll end up completing the big task.
For example cleaning out the pantry. Now that could sound overwhelming. So task 1 could be taking everything out of the pantry and placing it on the bench. Task 2 then throw away any out of date food. Task 3 wipe out the pantry. Task 4 place food back in pantry in a neat order . And then your done. Something that may look overwhelming doesn’t have to be if you break it up to smaller tasks.
Now that’s all my tips to help stop procrastinating. I hope this has helped someone.
Love, Emily X