Always feel like you are constantly running behind and never have enough time to make it up? I know that feeling all too well. Procrastination is something I have struggled with since youth & I am finally breaking that cycle. Procrastination usually has a deeper meaning for why you are doing it so it may take some effort to change your patterns. I find that I like to teach others how to do things and that it is hyprocritical of me if I don’t do them myself, so I am going to share with you what I have been doing to get past the beast called procrastination.
From this point on, I want you to:
Start looking forward, rather than behind
Imagine you are driving your car, but you are never looking in front of you. You’re probably going to crash right? And if you don’t crash, you are still never making sure you are taking the best path to your destination. You need to look forward to see what is coming at you. You need to look forward to decide what is the best route.
For those things still pending, build in time in your future to make those things up until you are on a clean slate.
Let’s face it, you can’t forget some of those little things still pending so you still have to deal with them. If you build in time to your future schedule, you will be able to address the things in the past while still looking forward. Don’t let the past items run your present and your future.
Stick to your schedule & be sure to build in contigency time for the unexpected.
When you create a schedule and stick to it, you will find you get more done and have more to show for your time & effort. Because many things in life are unexpected, you should also plan in some contigency time to make sure a glitch doesn’t throw off your whole schedule not just today but for weeks or months.
Those are just some of the many ways you can improve your time management and consistency. Do you have any tips that have worked for you?