Episode 95 | How to Stop Procrastinating

Boss It Podcast

02-08-2022 • 12 mins

How do you stop procrastinating?

There are two main reasons you could be procrastinating:

  1. The task is too easy and you are actually getting bored.
  2. The task is too complex and it’s causing you to feel anxious.

I have a few tricks to prevent procrastination in both situations.

If you are bored of the task, go ahead and couple it with something you love to do. For me, I will listen to a podcast or music and complete task such as laundry.

For a complex task, here are a few strategies you can try:

  1. Always start with the Minimum Viable Action - we chat about James Clear's book Atomic Habit which does explain this concept very well.
  2. Use the SMART Goal method -Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relatable, and timely.  - check out more episodes regarding preventing procrastinating A Few of My Scheduling Life Hacks!
  3. Start a task for only 5 minutes and see if you can get into a “flow state”
  4. Reframe the task as a challenge rather than an obstacle

Now tell us in the comments… which 4 strategies will you use first to get out of the habit of procrastinating?

Remember, Make a Plan and Take Action and YES you can have it all!