A recent study conducted by a Professor at the University of Calgary indicates that we’re procrastinating more than we used to - in 1978 -15 percent of us were guilty of it. Today that number is more like 60 percent. If you find you’re among the many saying “I’ll do it later” here are five tips to help you step procrastinating and get it done now!
One -Tackle the hardest thing you have to do first thing in the day. That way it won’t be nagging at you once it’s done and out of the way.
Two - Schedule time on your calendar to take care of a task you’ve been putting off and only focus on that task until it’s done.
Three - Post reminders everywhere - a post it note by the front door, on your fridge your laptop or dashboard will not only remind you about something you need to do but all those notes may annoy you enough to get it done!
Four - Enlist help from others. Ask a friend, partner or colleague to remind you about a task you need to get done. A little peer pressure can go along way in reducing procrastination.
Five - When you accomplish that task you’ve been putting off. Reward yourself! Chocolate ice cream can be a great motivator to get something done that you’ve been putting off!