If you wish to be a success in life, you must stop procrastinating. Under no circumstances should you put it off till tomorrow, no matter what it is.
“I have so many things to do, so I guess I will wait until tomorrow. I will be able to wake with a renewed sense of purpose and tackle these things much better. For now, I think I will get a little more rest, read a book or watch a television show”.
This is procrastination at its finest. Do you see these traits in yourself? Well, maybe they aren’t so pronounced and all, but I bet you felt a little twinge of guilt while reading that, didn’t you? There’s no sugar-coated way to put this but, “procrastination is ruining your physical, mental, and spiritual health.”
So, the objective is…how do we eliminate procrastination to find success in life?
Being a success in life is not as hard as most people make it out to be. In fact, all it takes is a little strength to say no to slothfulness. If you can stop the lazy habits, you can see a huge difference in no time. Here are a few ways to get started on the right track.
The art of clear space has a purpose, and that’s to create a better human being. Clutter is our enemy, and if we can clean out the unneeded mess, we can feel liberated. With this newfound space and liberation, we will have a boost in confidence. See what I did there?
This change in lifestyle will take some time, especially if you are used to living in an unorganized manner. It might even work better if you try getting rid of one thing at time, maybe two. After throwing out a few things, pick up the pace and you will see how easy it is to let go. As you create these clean spaces, your energy level will rise and you will be one up on that old procrastination habit.
Practice positive thinking every single day, even on those days when thinking positive is the hardest to do. It’s like praying, knowing that prayer is needed most when you don’t feel like sending out those requests. When you start to think positively, your actions will follow in a positive manner.
Now, translate this into beating procrastination. Over time, as you change the way you think, you will stop procrastinating for the most part. I’m not saying you won’t ever wish to save work for a different day, but you will be more prone to tackle the obstacles as they come, in a more efficient manner and in lesser time.
Get up, dress up
When you wake up, instead of laying around watching television, try combing your hair, putting on makeup or taking a shower. Every time you neglect your hygienic or cosmetic needs, you will also neglect your self-esteem. Even if you don’t wear makeup, take a shower and moisturize. You will be less likely to procrastinate on other things if you are at least able to make yourself presentable.
Keep a list
Another way to kill the monster which is procrastination, is to keep a list of things that need to be done. Every morning, while drinking coffee, tea or whatever you prefer, go over the list and make a commitment to get a firm number of things accomplished that day. Under no circumstances should you put off the duties that you give yourself in the morning. Even offer yourself a reward if you can finish all that you set out to do from the get-go.
You’re on your way to success in life!
These are only a few suggestions, but there are many others. Procrastination is a bad thing, trust me. It can make your life more chaotic and destroy your relationship with others as well. So, before you decide to have a lazy day, ask yourself this question.
“Is there anything more productive that I can be doing?”
I am sure the answer will most always be “yes”
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