Pouring rain and I am just stuck inside with a warm cup of coffee in my hand and my computer infront of me. Whenever there is a day like this when I feel sleepy and I would just like to snuggle up in my bad and forget the world(after working today) I feel like I have to do something!
I know it is very hard to get over the whole sleeping in warm bed or just watch a movie on the couch but I feel like I am wasting time. Don't get me wrong there are weekend day when I gladly sit on the couch with my family and just waste away an afternoon hanging infront of a TV.
If you ask my mom I am probably the biggest procrastinator in the world. Which I must agree sadly. But I think that realising that you have a problem is the biggest step. The fact that I am/was a procrastinator pushed me to do things the minute I get the assignement/work/project/anything that needs to be done. Sometimes I still slip up and wait till the last minute but here are a few things I learned that really helped me overcome the problem of procrastination. I hope it will help you too. :)
RULE Nº 1 - MAKE A TO DO LIST!
I know it may not seem much but let me tell you this is a real life-saviour for me.
Knowing exactly what there is to do it helped me so much. You know what they say smart people right down things. And for me that is so true I forget the most important things in a moment after I had thought about them. It'S insane. Also checking things off the list really gives me a sense of accomplishment. So my suggestion is try them it can't hurt right?!
RULE Nº 2 - GO OUTSIDE FOR 10 Min.
Getting some fresh air really helps me re-focus. It can be a great time to use to remember what is it that you have to do and why everything must be done. I know for me just getting out the door and just have a short walk helps me to get myself together and gives me the motivation to finish up whatever it is that I have to do.
RULE Nº 3 - REMEMBER THE BIGGER GOALWhy is it that you have to do something? Ask yourself that. And the answer shouldn't be: - Well maybe I don't have to. Find a motivational reason and have it in your head. To me knowing I've done something for me means a lot. Wheather it is studying, working or anything else just remember everything we do in our lives has an impact on its quality.
:) Stay Beautiful