A simple change of perspective toward procrastination can help you get rid of it.
Most people would tell you to try these steps to stop procrastination:
- Not to think of what you have to do and just do it
- Keep track of your activities
- Plan ahead/have a time table
- Break it down into simpler sub-tasks
But most procrastinators know that none of this actually helps.
You can make as many time-tables as you want, simplify the tasks you have at hand, it only helps so much.
At the end of the day you will go: ‘Meah! I’ll do it later, I have still got time‘.
It all comes down to this.
When we procrastinate, we see it as our own decision.
A decision to postpone allwork at hand. And according to us, our decisions are always right, aren’t they?
But when we start to see that decision of postponing work as someone else’s, when we start to see it as a fight, a fight that we are losing, we start to act!
We start to fight back!