Procrastination happens when you put off tasks that you should be focusing on right now. When you procrastinate, you feel guilty that you haven’t started; you come to dread doing the task; and, eventually, everything catches up with you when you fail to complete the task on time. Ask yourself this, ‘What am I procrastinating on right now?’
Luckily, there are strategies you can follow to minimise and even eliminate procrastination. For instance, one useful strategy is to tell yourself that you’re only going to start on a project for ten minutes.
Often, procrastinators feel that they have to complete a task from start to finish, and this high expectation makes them feel overwhelmed and anxious. Instead, focus on devoting a small amount of time to starting. That’s all!
So is getting more business on your list? Do you procrastinate starting conversations? Many people do. Go to the ‘How to Create Your Conversation Plan in under 2 minutes’ post from earlier this month. Read through the Conversation Plan and set a timer for 10 minutes during which you’ll focus on the first step of initiating conversations with people. When you finish. Book 10 minutes in your diary for sometime tomorrow, follow up, do the same and stop procrastinating.