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The Best Ways To Overcome Putting Things Off

By Jackie Sims

A personality trait that few of us like to admit to having is procrastination. Although we insist that we don’t, there are times when we just can’t help ourselves. There are ways to deal with this thankfully, and I’ve a few ideas for you here.

Like any character flaw that you want to rectify, you must first admit that you are a procrastinator. Denying it and refusing to acknowledge the problem exists is a form of procrastination in itself.

Procrastination can effect both your working and personal life. Did you leave applying for promotion until it was too late and miss out to a much younger, inexperienced colleague who’s now your boss? Maybe a girlfriend got sick of your procrastinating regarding marriage and moved on to someone else.

The list you have in front of you may be quite upsetting, but you have to think forward, not back.

Right okay, here’s the big one, you are stopping procrastinating NOW. You started it so only you can stop it. When you put things off, they build up in your head until they reach mammoth proportions when in reality they are anything but. Just get it over with and see how good you feel.

Think about all the things that you should have done by now but your procrastination has stopped you. There were probably only one or two to start with and now you are swamped. It doesn’t matter which you do first, just get them done now.

Now is the time to think about what you have achieved and how capable you are when you put your mind to it. The key now is to keep it up, and don’t fall back into your old ways.

The methods mentioned in this article should have got you to a stage where you are feeling good about yourself and the fact that you have cleared the decks and got your tasks out of the way. The hardest bit is keeping it up. Next time you find yourself putting something off, be honest with yourself as to why, and if it isn’t a legitimate reason then get off your butt and get it done.

Besides procrastination, the writer additionally regularly blogs regarding adjustable height chairs and personalized step stool.

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Sims, Jackie "The Best Ways To Overcome Putting Things Off." The Best Ways To Overcome Putting Things Off. 26 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 9 Sep 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/self-improvement/motivation/strategies-for-getting-past-a-lack-of-motivation/>.

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