5.24.2018

Procrastination Elimination: finding your focus

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Time is a very challenging thing for a lot of people. With tomorrow forever on the horizon, it can be very easy to put off the important things in life, especially when they aren’t the funnest in the world. Of course, though, this isn’t the best way to get things done, and it could make things even harder if you’re not careful. To help you out with your procrastination, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to combat it, while also giving you the chance to focus on the parts of life which you enjoy.

Be Proactive: It may seem obvious, but a lot of people don’t see the benefit of simply being proactive when it comes to the commitments they have. No one can make you do anything like you can, and this gives you the power to handle anything which is thrown your way; you just have to do it. Of course, it isn’t always as easy as this, though, and a lot of people come to realise that they can’t rely on their will power to get them through some jobs.

Set Some Deadlines: Deadlines are a very powerful tool when you’re trying to fight the natural urge to be lazy. When you have a job to do, and there isn’t much time to do it, giving yourself a goal to complete it by will always make it easier to crack on. Using a tool like Google Calendar, you can set reminders which will warn you as these times get closer, giving you the chance to keep yourself on top of jobs without relying on yourself to do it. You will often already have this sort of motivation in your normal job. It will probably work well in this setting, and will have the same effect at home.

Create A List: As an extension of your deadlines, lists can also be very helpful as a tool to keep you on the right track. This works best for goals which you are looking forward to, but involve hard work to achieve, like your furniture goals or new career. It’s often best to write this on paper, instead of typing it out. This will give you the chance to commit the ideas to memory, while also getting you nice and excited in the process.

Create A Mood Board: Some people may not find a list to be very intuitive, unfortunately. This doesn’t mean that you’re out of options, though, and something a little more graphical could be a better option. A mood board is a collection of images which represent a theme. In this case, the theme will be the goal you’re trying to achieve, with the images relating directly to it. This can serve as a great reminder of what you’re working for when you’re finding motivation hard to come by.

Use Other People: The people around you are more than just a social playground, and the friends and family members you have can be a great driving force when you’re trying to achieve something. By telling them what you have in mind, you will spark a chain reaction which will see you being questioned whenever you see them. Not only will this act as a reminder, but it can also help to keep you inspired when you see how many people believe in you.

Keep On Top: Finally, as the last area to consider, it will be hard to stay on top of this sort of approach to life if you’re not hard on yourself. Putting things off after a good run will put you back to square one. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, and most people have the power to make a difference in their own life. Even when things get tough, using the tools above will be an excellent way to keep pushing forwards, and most people will relish the benefits which this sort of work can provide.

Being irresponsible is alright when you’re young, don’t have commitments, and are only just starting in life. As time goes on, though, it is very important that you alter the course of this sort of habit. When you’re in a career, your livelihood could rely on certain jobs being done, and it will be hard to get back on your feet if you fail. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to be too worried. As long as you work hard, remain attentive, and use the advice in this post, you should be well on your way to finding a better life.

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