Do you procrastinate? I believe that in some way or form, we all do it from time to time.
At least, I do.
This can be in small things, but also in making big decisions or taking new (uncomfortable) steps.
For small things, like ‘to do’s’ as laundry, answering email or the administration, there’s often not a big or special reason behind procrastination. It’s because we don’t feel like doing it, rather do something else or it’s not urgent enough.
The solution for this? Plan when you’re going to do it, and do it. If you like it or not. 😉
Because when you’ve done it, you probably feel very satisfied.
For other things, it can be a good idea to take a deeper look at what’s really going on for you.
First of all, be real honest about why you’re procrastinating. Take away all the excuses and stories you’re telling yourself and be honest.
Ask yourself ‘Why am I not doing what I want or need to do? What’s the real reason?’
Is it fear? For example: fear of failure, not being good enough?
Is it something you don’t want to do at all? Is it not urgent or exciting enough?
Figure out what’s really going on beneath the procrastination. Because if you know that one, you can figure out what to do next. Or ask me for help if you don’t know what to do with it.
Then, ask yourself another question. ‘Where else in my life or business am I procrastinating? Where else am I getting in my own way?’
Because how you do anything is how you do everything.
Make a list of everything you’re procrastinating. You’ll be surprised about the amount of things you come up with. It’s probably more than you think.
Do you notice a pattern in it? Is there a common thread in why you are procrastinating things? That’s an interesting thing to look at. And again, if you don’t know, ask me for help. Asking for help is free. Take advantage of it. 😉
Last but not least, realize that we often make things much bigger in our heads than they really are. Look at what it exactly takes to do the thing you’re procrastinating, and break it down to the core in small pieces. Then, take the first small step and move forward from there. One step at the time. But start with taking that first step. Do it.
So, I’m curious!
What or where in your life or business are you procrastinating?
Let me know! And ask for help if you can use some. I’m here for you.