|Simple Steps to Get Rolling|
- Break projects into bite-sized actions so each step in the process is less daunting.
- Ask for help or seek direction on anything that is ambiguous.
- Nike was right... If a task will take 5 minutes or less, just do it.
- If a task will take longer than 5 minutes, set a timer for a short interval of time (like 15 minutes) and simply get started.
- Assign rewards for celebrating successful completion of tasks; likewise, implement ramifications for not meeting your deadlines.
- If problems prioritizing the tasks on your to-do list is what's holding you back, consider what negative consequences would result from not doing each item as well as what benefits would come from completing each item; then, address first those items with either the worst consequences for not getting them done or the greatest benefits from their completion.
It is possible to get everything done, but we cannot get it all done at one time or by the snap of our fingers; however, these tactics can make the process of moving from "to-do" to "done" easier.
What types of tasks typically cause you to procrastinate greater? Do you utilize any of these techniques to overcome procrastination currently? Which can you put into action?