Do you find yourself cleaning the kitchen or rearranging the photos on your phone when you’re supposed to be working? Then you need to stop procrastinating!
We’ve all been there. I’m frequently faced with a big pile of paperwork that is not particularly inspiring to tackle. How to get going with tasks that move from one day to the next is a big challenge for many people I work with and for me.
The simple solution to stop procrastinating
- Stop and focus on what you want to achieve – really focus.
- Give yourself 30 seconds in which you imagine the outcome and joy of reaching the end. Visualise the satisfaction and the juice of having whatever the task no longer crowd your to-do list.
- Then start right away before you give your mind the chance to create yet another excuse. And pronto!
- Do a little then take a break.
- Start again. Do as much as possible, take another break when it feels right.
- Rinse and repeat!
Congratulations! You’re building resilience
Every time to move forward, even a tiny bit, you are building resilience. You are generating energy and trust in yourself and your ability to get started. Just like a muscle.
Until before you know it, the whole thing is finished. Try it. However far you get, you will be further than you are now. Completion anyone? You bet!
The Grid can help you stop procrastinating
The Grid™ is a deceptively simple productivity & wellbeing tool developed by Magdalena Bak-Maier. This approach is designed to help you be your most productive self. All you need to get Gridding today is paper, highlighters and commitment to personal development, growth, and self-improvement.
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