Turning Procrastination Into Motivation
TURNING PROCRASTINATION INTO MOTIVATION
Procrastination is something many people suffer from daily most likely due to Digital Distraction. Fortunately, it’s something that is also considerable as well.
Typical procrastination excuses we tell ourselves include: “I’ll do this tomorrow, there’s not enough time”, “I don’t really need to do this yet; it can wait until sometime in the future”, among others.
Unfortunately, all of these lead to the inevitable day when you must actually complete the task. And while most people actually do get it done under that time, pressure working that way does not always produce the best results, and allows less time for proof and perfection.
Perhaps, procrastination is a part of the human condition. Having an extended period to accomplish something makes us put it off into the future, even if we can begin it now. Perhaps it is the modern society, which often time seems to focus on immediate and instant results, rather than something carefully crafted and refined over a long period of time.
Part of the modern business for most of us also involves a constant connectivity. Cell phone, office phone, emails, etc. care constantly ringing, buzzing and updating, interrupting us with communications. While these are part of modern life, and we have learned to function efficiently with them, they can be a hindrance when in the midst of a project which requires complete focus. There is absolutely nothing wrong with staying in touch and being social with your peers, co-workers and friends, and giving proper attention to your loved ones. In fact I encourage all of those things. But there is a time and a place, and unfortunately being distracted can sometimes make you lose focus and motivation with the task at hand.
To be more proficient, successful and happy at whatever it is you do in life, especially if you are producing intellectual products; you need a distraction free environment. This will guarantee your mind completely focused on the task at hand. Start projects immediately you have an idle time. Once you start something and get flowing with it, you’d be surprised how easy it is.
Don’t think about starting something along without actualizing it. Anything that will make you lose focus is something that will potentially set up for procrastination and subsequently destroy your motivation. Eat well, sleep well and get exercise.
From personal experience, a healthy mind and body is less to procrastinate. If you are tired or hung-over, you’ll be less productive and more likely to procrastinate. Mix up your projects, so you don’t end up doing the same thing every day. Keep your thoughts positive and recognize when you are entering a cycle of procrastination. Here is where you will need to address thoughts without action. Start by just getting into it and doing one step of whatever your task is and go from there.