Procrastination 101 - Don't do it Now - Put it on Your List!

by Winsome Coutts - Date: 2007-12-19 - Word Count: 495 Share This!

Read on to findthe BEST hint about this I have ever heard about how to tackle Procrastination……


If you are really well organised, get things done in atimely manner, and do NOT have a huge undoable list called:


then don'twaste your time reading this


Procrastination………Iam really well qualified to write on this topic, because I have been known tonot only have a list of things to do, but in that same list I have even written- 'read this list'.

I mean to say …….


I am happy toreport that I am getting over this 'List Addiction'


If this strikes acord with you, then I have discovered the best hint ever. I am not kidding;this has really helped me….


Procrastinate no longer.


We are nearly all aware these days of the importance of goal setting.

Surely you have read about the Harvard study of a class of young men, ageneration ago now. Some of whom wrote very clear goals, and some of themdidn't. I don't think I need to spell out the outcome 40 years later….


So you probably have goals, I hope you do; and have even written themdown. We know that goal setting and being very focused about our dream iscrucial.

But while you are busy, busy with a list of 'Things To Do', a listoften of trivial things, you are not really focussing at all.


So the BEST hint for Procrastinators?

This is it. From today's list of things to do - PRIORITISE, look at those tasks and put them in order ofimportance.

Start with Number 1 and do it until it is done. Then and only then can you allow yourself to move on to Number 2.


Prioritise - what does that really mean?

It means put at the top of the list the MOST IMPORTANT things that will lead you towards your goal.


And all those silly little tasks you put on your list that are easy todo, and that don't move you directly towards our goal - down to the bottom ofthe list they go.

It means things like - don't go checking your emails every 5 minutes tosee if something new has arrived, no nipping out for a coffee every so often,instead of doing another task.


It means doing the important things and NOT the 'urgent things'. Itmeans not jumping to fill in a survey that was sent to you, or fixing upsomething for the person who shouts the loudest. It means not putting offsomething that seems a bit uncomfortable - justget on with it.

Once you start, then you will see what the next step will be.


Bonus Hint Number 2

If there is a 2 minute job (or less) that pops up - do it NOW.

That's it, that's all. Don't put it on the list to look at overand over again. Just get it out of the way now - and out of your head so thatit doesn't take up valuable space.


Now you will have some time to really work on getting clear about yourgoals.

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