Quite often, when we make a three item start, we realize that it's not that difficult to keep going and we decide to do a few more and maybe a few more after that. Sometimes we feel so much in the 'groove' that we decide to do the whole darn lot in one go.
Everyone has procrastinated in their life, and for those who say they haven't: I applaud. But the majority of us have all found something that seemed more important to do than the actual task that we had at hand.
What should your life look like at 22? What should it look like at 30? What should it look like at 40? 45? Get a good idea. I know you've thought about it. Ok. Got it? Good. Now, put a big fat "X" through that picture and spit on it.
I've tried imagining the next time in my life I'll knock on somebody's door holding out a bag to collect candy. Frightening enough, the only time I could think of is when my future children go trick-or-treating. Kind of puts life in perspective, doesn't it?
I am the leader of a great and powerful nation: The Procrastination. I'm going to finally admit it. I could wait until tomorrow, because well, as a procrastinator, that's my nature, but instead I'm going to take ownership of it today.
Seriously, there are better things you could be doing than what you're procrastinating on. If there is a lot going on in your life, the last thing you want on your mind is that thing you still have to do that you've been putting off for a while. That
All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this negative trait work for you. If you know that you tend to avoid that "big, important" project at the top of your priority list, rearrange said list by putting an even bigger project at the top.
As you slough the items off your to-do list and get closer to your goal of completion, be sure to notice your clear head, renewed energy, and increased momentum and focus. There is truly peace in completion -- enjoy it!
Some people are methodical by nature. It makes them physically ill to leave things until right before the deadline. But if you're the type of person who likes the focused energy of just-in-time delivery, here are five ways to make procrastination work for you.
If you are like me you have found yourself putting off things to do that you know would be good to get done. We procrastinate on exercise, getting the taxes done, cleaning the house, making that phone call and getting our work done.