How To Stop Procrastinating
To learn how to stop procrastinating, we must first realize that through procrastination, we are sending a clear message to the universe that our dreams are not important, our time is not valuable, and we are okay wasting this one fleeting life.
If those thoughts don’t sit well with you, let’s talk about how to stop procrastinating and treat yourself with the respect that you deserve.
How to Stop Procrastinating YouTube Video
I invite you to watch this How to Stop Procrastinating youtube video if you want to learn how NOT to procrastinate and look at the meaning and value that you place on your own time.
Tips on How to Stop Procrastinating
Here are my tips on how to stop procrastinating.
- Break your project down into tiny steps.
- Adjust your mindset – when you feel like you have all the time in the world, you won’t get things done.
- Value your time in the same way you value others’ time.
I’ve shared some productivity tips for moms but here, we’ll dig deeper into focusing on small doable tasks, changing your mindset around deadlines, and how to value your time.
How to Be Productive
So here’s how to be productive:
1. Take a Tiny Step
To prevent feeling overwhelmed and never starting the project at hand, break it down to just the one next step that you need to take.
What small thing can you do today?
- Declutter your house just one item at a time
- Write your proposal one sentence at a time
- Start getting healthier one vegetable at a time
Celebrate those small baby steps. Celebrate each and every little win. Take a tiny step today.
2. Adjust Your Mindset about Deadlines
When we feel like we have all the time in the world, we don’t get things done, and when a deadline comes around, we suddenly get started.
But the fact is that we are all facing the deadline of all deadlines. In the end, death is coming for us all, and I hate to be morbid, but actually, it’s what motivates me on a daily basis.
We need to start living each day as if it’s our last. When we don’t feel like we have all the time in the world, it will kick us into action of prioritizing the things that really are important.
3. Put Value on Your Time
If I told you that you have a flight to catch tomorrow would you procrastinate in the morning? Would you take your time and scroll on your phone and miss your flight?
No, typically we don’t do that. We know that we have to get to the airport on time and we don’t miss that deadline.
We respect that because we know that it’s money down the drain if we don’t use our plane tickets. And we value money; we know the value of money and we don’t want to waste it.
The truth is that we put value on money and we do things not to miss out on money, which is great, but we don’t have that same value on our time, our precious finite resource of time.
Money can actually be replenished. We can make more money, but we never get our time back.
How to Stop Being a Procrastinator
How do we stop being a procrastinator? We start putting meaning and value on our time.
When we see acts like loading the dishwasher, organizing our office, taking care of our body, of our finances, of our home as “valueless,” as non-important, we are missing a very crucial point.
We’re missing the point that we’re wasting our time. We’re not valuing our own time.
We’re not realizing that just like we wouldn’t wanna miss the flight, so too we don’t want to miss out on the appointments we’ve set for ourselves.
We must put our goals, our dreams, our needs, and our management of our lives on our own schedule.
So if you wanna stop procrastinating, look at the meaning and value that you place on your own time.
How Not to Procrastinate TODAY
Today, here’s how not to procrastinate. My guess is that you’re looking to create something meaningful, whether it’s a streamlined home that feels organized and beautiful to you or a business that you want to start, a book that you want to write, a blog that you want to write or perhaps just better communication and relationship skills in your family.
In the comments below, I want you to write down what you really want to do with your precious one fleeting life.
Then, either in the comments or in a journal, break that down into small, doable actions that build up over time and create meaning in our lives.
What tiny step will you take today?
How to Stop Procrastinating Right Now
Treat yourself with the respect that you deserve. Treat your ideas with the urgency that they deserve, and treat your life as though it might end someday. I hope my tips have helped you learn how to stop procrastinating right now. What was your biggest takeaway?