Sometimes we know what to do but just can’t get ourselves to do it, why is that? There are a lot of reasons that lead to procrastination, but one of the most common is a lack of focus. Having a million and one things to do clouds our brains and causes us to feel overwhelmed but if we can get more focused on what’s important, a lot of that stressed feeling falls away and helps motivate us to get things done.
Having a daily to-do list can help organise our schedule so we can focus in on what is really important. We can prioritise the tasks in the list into categories so we can get to see what needs doing first. Starting with the most urgent ones at the top with the least important at the bottom.
A lot of successful people claim that starting the day off well is crucial to getting things done and having a productive day. One thing that I have seen recently was a saying: “If the first thing you do each morning when you wake up is eat a live frog, nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day”. Not something that I would want to do but it illustrates a point – look at your list and find the most difficult task and do it first. It usually the one your most likely to procrastinate on, but if you get it out of the way at the start your day, it will give you momentum an energy to accomplish more.
Of course for the long term there is more to it than that, you will have to look at what habits are causing your resistance and replace them with more productive ones. But we’ll talk about that later. For now I think I have pointed you in the right direction, just take it one step at a time.
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