8 great ways to stop procrastinating
Weekly menus for healthy eating…
Be honest. Are you procrastinating on these kinds of things right now? (It’s okay – we all do it from time to time).
Procrastination torpedoes productivity, harms your self-esteem and is the source of massive amounts of stress. So why do
we I do it and why, oh why, is it so hard to overcome?
As a writer, procrastination is part of my daily equation.
“Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” — Gene Fowler
Perhaps that’s why I love laundry so much. It’s the perfect, bite-sized diversion from the tyranny of a blank page. Plus it makes me feel productive.
Regardless of what you do, procrastination haunts most of us.
Social scientist, professor and author of the marvelous book The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel, PhD, explains that procrastination occurs when our logical planning brain, the prefrontal cortex, has made an intention to do something in the future (say, make a menu for the week or get a head start on handmade Holiday gifts) but that plan gets overridden by our more powerful, impulsive and emotional brain, the limbic system, because it has a competing desire (say, the latest reunion episode of New Jersey Housewives).
Given the strength of the emotional brain, it’s worth having a few tricks up your sleeve to hold your impulses at bay. In that spirit, I’ve pulled together eight effective strategies for avoiding procrastination.
What are you procrastinating right now & and what do you procrastinate most often?