Thursday, April 28, 2011


Okay here is 8 Physical Strategies to help you overcome being a procrastinator!!!

1. Get an accountability buddy to keep you on task along the way.
2. Work out the project's steps on paper in advance to clarify your thoughts and eliminate the emotional whirlwind around why you don't want to begin the task.
3. Master the art of starting. Over and over again.
4. Do the hard parts first. Or...
5. Do the easy parts first. Whichever motivates you more is the one you should choose.
6. Keep a progress log so you don't lose sight of how much you have accomplished.
7. Break your project into small, manageable chunks and create interim deadlines for yourself along the way.
8. Build in rewards for yourself as you finish each step and when the project is completed.

Homework: Complete a project that you have been putting off!!! And have a great and ORGANIZED weekend!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I know I have posted about procrastination before but I never told you there are ways to overcome it!!! YES you heard me right…you can overcome it!!!
Procrastination is one of the main causes of poor time management when it comes to getting organized.

The definition of procrastination is to postpone or delay action needlessly.

Yes you read it right its says needlessly!!! Notice that it didn’t say to postpone or delay for a good reason. The defining word is "needlessly." Sometimes there is a good reason to put off an action or a decision, for example, if you don't have enough information or if something else logically has to come first.

When you're in the habit of procrastinating, you continually add to your "mental pile" of items to do later. Everything often ends up buried in more things you've put off. What you put off for later becomes a less important priority as time goes on. However in reality it may become even more urgent.

An article that was written by Monica Ricci has come up with 13 mental strategies to help you overcome being a procrastinator!!!

By using the following thirteen strategies, you'll be well on your way to getting organized in your life and home, and ultimately be a happier, more productive person.

Here are 5 mental strategies…

Mental Strategies
1. Vividly imagine the way you'll feel inside after the task or project is complete.
2. Focus on your desired result, not your fear or inaction.
3. Imagine yourself completing the task or project easily, quickly, and with no setbacks.
4. Tune into your procrastination language in your head and derail it with positive thoughts of "I want to," "I can," and "I enjoy" instead.
5. Let go of perfectionism. Many things aren't worth doing perfectly, so just start and do your best.

On Thursday I will give you 8 Physical Strategies to help you overcome being a procrastinator!!!

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