“Procrastinator? No. I just wait until the last second to do my work because I will be older, therefore, wiser.”
“I got so much procrastination done today!”
“I’m not a procrastinator. I just prefer to do all my work in a deadline-induced panic.”
“I’m a huge procrastinator….but that’s okay! At least I’m a pro at something!”
“I’m very busy doing things I don’t need to do in order to avoid doing anything I’m actually supposed to be doing.”
“Nothing makes a person more productive than the last ten minutes.”
“Why do today what I could put off until tomorrow?”
These “funny” procrastination quotes are often touted by people who put things off til the last minute, do what doesn’t need done first, or just lazily don’t do what they should be doing. Funny quotes aside, procrastination really isn’t that funny—especially if you are trying to be the best you can be in parenting, home management, business building, entrepreneurship, and relationships!
I concur more with these quotes:
“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” Mason Cooley
“Every day spent procrastinating is another day spent worrying about that thing. Do it now, and move on with your life!”
“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”
I love to help people solve their procrastination problems! I have had so much more success in my homeschooling, parenting, Plexus business, writing business, parenting ministry, family, and more as I have learned over many years how NOT to procrastinate! I hope this week’s video and outline help you overcome some of your procrastination tendencies as well!
Dangers of Procrastination
1. Keeps you from reaching your dreams
2. Have a huge effect in business/parenting
Basis for Eliminating Procrastination
1. Have to realize its dangers
2. Have to overcome perfectionism often
1. Examine the task you are putting off
a. Get a realistic picture
b. Find out how long it actually takes
2. Break things down
a. Something you use in parenting
b. Into time periods, subtasks, aspects, etc.
3. Make it a daily or a weekly
a. Use this on something that always catches you in procrastination
b. This keeps you from always rushing at the end
4. I can do anything for five minutes
a. Set a timer for five minutes and get started
b. Once you get started, you will realize the task is not so bad
c. Try to eliminate distractions during that time
d. Often takes more brainpower trying to avoid it
5. Terrible task list
a. Something you don’t like doing (i.e. errands, administrative)
b. Get a sticky pad or use margin of Weekly Worksheet
c. List things you’ve been putting off
d. Put one task in each day (“Eat that frog!”)
6. Get help
a. Find an assistant in homeschooling, business, etc.
b. Allows you to eliminate what is keeping you from moving forward
7. Just do something
a. You can feel like you will never dig your way out
b. Find something you can get done
c. Even if it is not your most important thing, you are still getting something done
P.S. What “hacks” do you use to overcome procrastination? Did any of the tips in today’s video help you?
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