Do you ever suffer from some serious procrastination? Yeah, same. We all do. But fortunately there’s a very simple formula for turning yourself around, getting motivated, and getting stuff done. Whatever that is for you!
I know all too well the feeling of having a whole bunch of things in my mind that I want to do, but instead finding myself feeling so uninspired, so unmotivated, and so overwhelmed that the thought of getting up and doing any of the tasks seems impossible, and the absolute last thing I want to do.
Even worse is feeling uninspired and comparing yourself to others who are kicking ass and achieving their goals. This predicament takes a toll on how we feel about ourselves because we feel like we’re failing.
Can you relate?
I still have days when procrastination is so strong. It’s satisfying to wallow in it, but at the same time, a sort of instant gratification; a short-term gain with long-term pain. So the question remains:
How do we stop procrastinating?
Over the years I’ve learned that procrastination does not need to overrule my life, even when I’m in the throws of it.
HOW TO GET MOTIVATED & STOP PROCRASTINATING
What I’m going to share with you is so basic, so simple, so obvious and yet so overlooked. It is the thing that you need to know to stop procrastinating and get back on track with your goals, projects, to-do list, or things you’ve been wanting to achieve.
Are you ready?
Just… do it.
That’s right. Just do it.
I wish that there was a magical formula for making things easier where all you need to do is stand on your head and clap your hands and… bam. You’re now permanently inspired and motivated. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to go through life with zero funks or ruts.
It’s not always easy – in fact, it often isn’t easy – to push yourself from a place of stagnancy to a place of motivation, but at the same time, the things you need to do in order to get out of a place of stagnancy are actually easy things, so let me elaborate:
It’s All About the Baby Steps
I have talked in the past about setting and achieving goals, and I’m going to reiterate some of those points here.
Take your goal or task at hand and break it down into TINY fragmented steps. This reduces overwhelm, makes it realistic and attainable, and when we achieve each baby step we feel accomplished and that we are making progress and moving forward, because we ARE!
Be sure to write down these steps, and most importantly, schedule them or add them to a to-do list. I like to write my to-do lists either before bed, or first thing in the morning. This prevents us from getting lost in all the tasks we’ve stored in our head and helps us stay on track.
Do it! Of course, baby steps and to-do lists are helpful, but doing it is what really gets you to where you want to be!
Momentum: The Silver Lining
Here’s the best part: once you begin even just one tiny little task, you begin to gain momentum. This momentum is what carries you forward with the inspiration and motivation to keep going. You’ll find yourself on a roll. And when procrastination strikes? Push through it, do it, and start back again with baby steps.
In this fast-paced, instant-everything world, it’s important for us to grasp that life is not instant and things take time. Don’t let it discourage you, instead let it inspire you to live your days with meaning and purpose to reach your goal.
How do you like to stop procrastinating? What helps you get or stay motivated?
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