How to Stop Procrastinating?

Well, it's not like each one of us has always been really organised from the beginning of our time. We have had our very own share of good days, bad days and the worst days as well.

But one thing is common- procrastination. How much do you procrastinate? How lazy are you? There are tons of questions that come into our minds when we hear the term- procrastination.

But a very common question here is- How do you stop procrastinating?

So here are a few things I have learned from my very own experience on how to stop procrastinating?

Tip 1: do something when you're highly motivated.

Procrastination can lead to the death of a task. And if that task dies, it is very likely that you will never complete it at all.

So the best thing to do would be to do that task when you are highly motivated. For example, I am very highly motivated to write this topic. I thought about this randomly and decided - oh yes! I'm going to write on this topic now! And then I sat down to write it.

Doing the task when you are highly motivated to complete it, is when you are the most productive. You may not realise it, but the more lethargic you are, the more likely you are going to restrain yourself from completing a task. That leads to procrastination.

Tip 2: Get organised

No matter how lazy you are to set up your table, get up and do it!

Organising your table, your shelf, your storage or anything for that matter, motivates you to complete the tasks. Once you see how neat everything looks around you, you automatically sense accomplishment leading you to complete your work on time. You are then, less likely to procrastinate.

Tip 3: Take a break

You must be wondering- oh! Procrastination itself is a break. But no. Generally, you procrastinate because you are busy doing something else. Something less productive. But even if you are doing something less productive, you are busy. Which means, you need to take a break from the "less productive" work of yours.

If you are scrolling through social media, sit, relax and wait. Keep your phone aside, and think to yourself, what exactly are you going to achieve by scrolling endlessly?

Take breaks from things that lead you to procrastination.

Tip 4: Make a plan.

Plan your day, plan your week, plan your month, plan your year. Plan everything! Planning helps you stay organised. When you plan things, you know what routine you fall into and what exactly you think works well for you. You also know when to do certain tasks. You can have a digital planner or a notebook planner. Whatever suits you well, you can do that!

Tip 5: Give yourself rewards.

Reward therapy works the best for me. So, what I do is, I tell myself that "if I complete a certain task within this period of time, I will give myself the leisure time of *this* many minutes"

This actually helps me to complete my tasks sooner than I anticipate so that I can give myself more free time!

This is probably the best way to get your work done. The greed for a reward has always been something that mankind has fallen trap to. So why not use it for something good?

Hope these tips have helped you a bit! I didn't think you would need a really long article on how not to procrastinate because these are really small tips that I have been following for a long time and they probably didn't need too much of an explanation!


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