Hey you! Yeah, you. We see you. Here you are, reading an article about how to stop procrastinating instead of doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Ironic, right? not attacking your goals. There’s no judgment at IWT. Asking for help is the first step to recovery, right? And, we are here to teach you how to be rich — not judge. We are going to do is show you the exact steps you can take to stop procrastinating. It’s easier than you might think. Really.
Step 1: Be Honest
How many times have you told someone you are “too busy” to do something? Example: FRIEND: Hey, do you want to go kayaking? YOU: Sorry, I’m super busy. Maybe some other time? (Then, you stay at home, binge-watching Netflix all day.) Or… FRIEND: I’m going to check out that new restaurant we’ve been hearing about. Want to join? YOU: Ugh sorry, I can’t right now. I’ m swamped. Using “time” is a popular excuse because it’s so easy. Who is going to question whether you really have room in your day to go for a drink or out to dinner? No one. But, when you make this excuse, you are only cheating yourself — and your friend. Instead, just be honest. Say, “Thanks for inviting me, but that’s not a priority for me right now.” It is a small change, but it opens the door towards uncovering the truth about your real priorities. Maybe you want to stay in to save money, recharge your batteries, or spend quality time with your dog – there are no wrong answers. Once you know what is not a priority in your life AND acknowledge those facts, you can start to identify what does matter.
ACTION STEP: Evaluate your priorities
The easiest way to identify your true priorities is an “honest bath” (Seriously. Try it.) Here’s how it works. Write down your goals for this calendar month or put them in a spreadsheet. Then, set a calendar alert for 30 days from now. At the end of the month, look at your goals….