Procrastination | How do you overcome Procrastination?

Firstly you work out your Why. (Your Definiteness of Purpose) and get it burned into your mind. The more you burn it into your mind the less likely you will be to procrastinate. You will prioritise the tasks that will lead to you succeeding in your definiteness of purpose. Always at the top of mind you will be thinking about your definiteness of purpose, your why. Because your definiteness of purpose is always at the top of your mind you will do everything you can do achieve your definite of purpose.

Procrastination, how do you overcome it?

 

I have been thinking about procrastination a lot this week.  I have been suffering from it a bit.

I have been showing up in my business everyday, a little bit each day but not putting in the full time I should have been devoting.

I have been making excuses that life has taken over again , but the real excuse is I have not had my definite major purpose at front of mind.  I have been trying to get my head in the right place by using subliminal tools and of course reading and listening to audios, which has helped me deal with some of the depression and negativity my husband has been going through as well.

 

The dictionary definition of Procrastination is:

noun
1.

the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especiallysomething requiring immediate attention:

She was smart, but her constant procrastination led her to be late with almost every assignment.

So how do you overcome procrastination?

 

Firstly you work out your Why. (Your Definiteness of Purpose) and get it burned into your mind.  The more you burn it into your mind the less likely you will be to procrastinate. You will prioritise the tasks that will lead to you succeeding in your definiteness of purpose.  Always at the top of mind you will be thinking about your definiteness of purpose, your why.  Because your definiteness of purpose is always at the top of your mind you will do everything you can do achieve your definite of purpose.
There are some situations where procrastination is good.  This is putting off minor and unimportant tasks so you can concentrate on the major tasks that lead to achievement of your definiteness of purpose.  Sometimes this procrastination can save you from putting effort in where you shouldn’t exert it.
There are several reasons for Procrastination and all can be overcome.  The list of reasons I have found is Stress, Overwhelm , Laziness, Lack of Motivation, Lack of Discipline, Poor time Management. Lack of Skills, and perfectionism.
I have just read a blog from Steve Palina.com which has a really good explanation of what to do to overcome these reasons for the procrastination but the one that I like the most is make time to play as well then make time to work.

So what ways do you overcome procrastination?

What methods do you use in your daily life to overcome habits of procrastination?
I would love to hear what you do.  Leave a comment below and help others with your ways of overcoming procrastination.
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19 thoughts on “Procrastination | How do you overcome Procrastination?”

  1. Great post Leonie, Procrastination is a killer of dreams. I think fear sometimes causes people to procrastinate. Sometimes it’s fear of success. That’s why personal development is so important. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Procrastination is something I battle constantly. The cause of my procrastination comes from the lack of what to do next, doubt in my abilities or being overwhelmed by the amount of things I need to get done. They way that I deal with it is by breaking my tasks into steps and then turning those steps into a daily checklist. That way I’m only worried about the next task at hand and I get as much done on that list as time will allow. It’s a process that I will have to tweak along the way and that’s ok as long as I keep moving. Thanks for your honesty and sharing this information.

  3. Leonie Great post. I overcame procrastination by thinking before I jumped in. I picked a strategy that worked for me. A couple of the EN core values is to listen to audio every day and blog daily. I had an audio library so I listened to that ( personal development ) and took good notes then wrote about what I heard ( blog material) which created the mental juices for me.

  4. Great post Leonie!
    Procrastination is a stealer of dreams.
    The way I overcome it is by taking action
    everyday. Sometimes I get really tired, but
    I push myself to get done what I need to do.
    The energy usually kicks in when I take action.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Something I think we all struggle with from time to time… I love that you are sharing and that others can share their tips.. Some great ones through the comments. I know with me it can be a huge struggle especially when being expected to be everyones positive rock! Which I think I do quite well with all life throws. My personal go to is audio books before falling asleep and actually putting me to sleep. That is my main tool. Then I try to daily find and post at least 1 positive quote. I find one of my own pictures I have taken put a quote on it then share both… Thank you for your great post 🙂

  6. Thanks Leonie for this great post. I have struggled with procrastination a lot 🙂
    Yes, your why is the biggest motivator and I have discovered that ‘why not’ is a great way to deal with it too.

    Why not to do it- I ask this and come up with reasons..and I write down all the negative reasons like:
    if I don’t do this, I will not get this
    if I don’t finish this task now, I will not get this and so on.

    It all comes down to fear of what will happen if I don’t do the things needed.

    Needless to say, the ‘why not’ outcome scares the shit out of me LOL , so that’s my trick 🙂

  7. I create a Do list The Night Before, When I see Im getting Lax, I Keep Did Lists everyday for at least a week To Show myself where Time is Going. This helps me to Stay in Action

  8. Procrastinations is a horrible mixture of bad habits, fear, and resistance. Thank you for the information and steps to overcome procrastination and to just get stuff done!

    1. Thank you Kristen. I have been suffering a few roadblocks this week and knew I just had to get over it.

  9. Hi Leonie,

    Isn’t it great when we are thinking about something and asking ourselves questions that we come up with the solutions.

    Love your opening line about you had been thinking and even suffering from procrastinating then you came up with a clear plan to get over it.

    Thanks Leonie
    Di

  10. Hi Leonie, love the new look of the blog, fantastic.! 🙂 PROCRASTINATION is not something I do to often, the fact is things just don’t go faster enough for me..LOL. My motto is why wait until tomorrow if you can do it today, that’s a good one Leonie, when you feel the procrastination bug setting in, just say “Why wait until tomorrow what I can do today” great post thanks

    1. I love that you always have so much energy Rhonda. You are teaching me so much about just getting on with life.

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