My Top 10 Tips to Stop Procrastinating (That Actually Work)
Just one of my tips to stop procrastinating can help you beat the battle of procrastination once and for all.
Here’s a secret that once you know it, can change your life:
Action leads to motivation, not the other way around.
Once you start, you don’t need any extra motivation to do the job. It’s Newton’s first law at work:
“A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion.”
Once you start — even doing a tiny action — it becomes easier to keep going. It’s all about building momentum.
That’s how you make progress on your goals, big or small. Make it a habit to keep the ball rolling.
So here’s the secret to overcoming procrastination:
Make it easier to get started — ridiculously simple.
Where do you find the most resistance? At the beginning of a task. But once you get started, it becomes easier.
To make it easier to get started, follow one of my top 10 tips to stop procrastinating.
#1 Break down tasks
Do you ever stare at a task so big you don’t know where to start?
Right, me too.
And what do we do? We procrastinate.
Breaking down tasks is a powerful antidote to procrastination. Break down big ambitious goals into small steps. Think of it as a project, a series of small tasks linked together.
Here’s why this works:
When you have a clear list of smaller sub-tasks, you know what you need to do next.
You can focus on what’s in front of you, completing one sub-task at a time. You’re not overwhelmed by the entire project anymore.
And you’ll also feel you’re making progress. Each sub-task completed will bring you closer to…