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Procrastination; 11 Practical Ways To Defeat It

October 3, 2016

“You’re short on space. Your spirit longs for inspiration. You need a Living Space Transformation. Procrastination just delays the many life enhancing benefits you’ll receive.” – Zoomy

Here’s How to Win in the Procrastination Game

We’ve all been ambushed by procrastination. It can sneak up on you without warning or it can swagger in with authority, smack you down, and stop you from achieving things you want – like refreshing your apartment with a Living Space Transformation so that where you live reflects the best of what you love – be it the beach, the lake, or the mountains.

Two things can help you kick procrastination in the butt: organization and planning. (Our recent blog post: Organization-  a Life Hack for Transformation offers useful tips for clearing out clutter in your home, one small step at a time.)

Organization Hits Procrastination Where It Hurts

Step by Step, you can get to your goal!

Step by Step, you can get to your goal!

Our ZoomShack team loved the following list of ways to stop procrastinating written by Celestine Chua for the website Ours is an abbreviated version, but you can click here to read the full version of her helpful article.

1. Break your work into little steps. Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further.

2. Change your environment. Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

Planning: Divide Your Project Into Smaller Deadlines

Organize Tasks in Distinct Units.

Organize Tasks in Distinct Units.

3. Create a detailed timeline with specific deadlines. Create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way it creates the urgency to act.

4. Eliminate your procrastination pit stops. Get rid of the distractions around you.

5. Hang out with people who inspire you to take action. Identify the people/friends/colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too

6. Get a buddy. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans.

7. Tell others about your goals. This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

Look to Goal Achievers as Models

8. Seek out someone who has already achieved the outcome.  Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

9. Re-clarify your goals. If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

10. Stop over-complicating things. Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. 

11. Get a grip and just do it. At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

A Transformative Victory For You

Be Inspired By Original Leaders!

Be Inspired By Original Leaders!

You can take procrastination to the mat. Victory is yours!  Each time you defeat procrastination you step that much closer to transforming your life for the better.

Zoomy’s Trilogy for Transformation can help you transform your space, so you can enjoy Beach Living inside your very own home!

Which tips do you resonate with? Please share in the comment section or on Zoomy’s Facebook page!

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