We never seem to be able to find ‘the time’.
You will never find it.
It isn’t lost.
If we fail to control the events in our life, then the events in our life will control us.
A U.S. study, from Sanford University showed that 15 minutes of pre-planning a day freed up one hour per day. How many of us couldn’t use the extra hour?
Sometimes though we just can’t seem to get our act together. Maybe we just can’t get past our urge to procrastinate. It may be that we are being too perfectionistic, or we dislike the task or person that we have to work with. We could be too tired or fear that we might fail. Sometimes it is just a matter of ‘it’ not being a part of our goals and priorities.
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Five Main Reasons For Procrastination
- Dislike task or person
- Too tired
- Fear of failure, success, or finishing
- Not part of goals
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Procrastination Week:
Five Ways To Avoid Procrastination
- Find the answer to ‘What’s In It For Me”
- Chunk your time – set a timer
- Watch out for time gobblers – internet, email, TV, phone, socializing, unimportant notices and forwards
- Delegate when the task is not part of your priority
- Make it fun by rewarding yourself
Finally, if you are having difficulty starting a project, check to ensure that it is part of your priority. If you have difficulty staying on track and completing a project, ensure that you have taken sufficient breaks and that the timing of the project corresponds to your peak energy.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!