You happily decided to change your job, learn a new skill or even start your own business and THEN suddenly this little voice inside you starts mumbling something like this:
…How am I gonna find this new job? It seems like the job market is difficult these days. I hate my job, but I guess it’s safer to stay where I’m for the moment…
…Learning ______ would mean waking up earlier in the morning and staying up at night to study and practice. And I should better forget about my social life for the next couple of months. I guess I’ll try taking this course next time, I might have more time then…
…I’d love to have my own business, but do I really have what it takes? I’m really confused where to start. It’s so overwhelming. Maybe I should better continue reading these business books instead…
Do any of these sound familiar to you?
How often are you experiencing a doubtful voice of your internal procrastinator?
No worries, we all face it. Even the most successful people have some things that they put off.
Thankfully, there’s a solution.
Here are 5 simple tactics to combat your procrastination that you can start using as from today:
Tactic #1 Break down your goal to the smallest actions possible. Remember, starting small doesn’t mean that you’re thinking small.
Tactic #2 Make it super specific and include a timeline. Clarity is power. The clearer you are, the easier is for your brain to help you get there. Schedule your goal to make it real.
Tactic #3 Focus on one piece of a puzzle. Look at your list of small actions and then ask yourself this powerful question: Which one of these if I do would make all the rest easier or irrelevant? And start with this one.
Tactic #4 Start with less than you’re capable of. Instead of aiming at working on your new career project every day for 90 min, start with doing it regularly 2 days per week for 30 min. Make it an automatic and easy part of your routine.
Tactic #5 Make yourself socially accountable. Commit to working on your goal to your friend, parent or a coach and schedule check in calls with your accountability partner.
Now, I’d love to hear from you:
- Is there a growth project that you would love to bring to life but you’ve been putting it off for too long?
- Which of these 5 tactics will you start using as from today to combat your procrastination?
Let me know in the comments below.
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