There's no doubt that life is easier when our goals are completed. Yet, 88% of workers still spend at least an hour per day procrastinating on a task.
While there may be an initial benefit to procrastination, including lower levels of stress and more time for enjoyable activities; ultimately procrastination leads to more stress, illness, and lower quality work.
Hence, the importance of keeping a positive momentum towards your goals which is strengthened by continued day-to-day action.
If you're currently procrastinating on a task you are dreading to start, try out these three tips:
- Avoid analysis paralysis: While it may feel harder when we are doing things we have never done before, the longer it takes to make a decision, the harder it is to start. So, stop overthinking and learn from Nike - just do it.
- Be proactive: Problems can often feel harder to overcome than they actually are. At the same time, unaddressed setbacks may pile up and become ever more intimidating, resulting in even bigger issues. To avoid this, be proactive and work on your problems as soon as possible.
- Live in the present: Whenever you think of putting off a task, remember that the future is created by the steps you take now. Hence, failing to reach current goals will make it harder to accomplish further goals later.
Check out this infographic put together by MBA Central and NowSourcing for more helpful tips on keeping your momentum