The Dreaded Procrastination Slump - Advice Please!

Last Update: April 24, 2017

Well it has happened, a month in and the excitement has faded and my wheels have ground to a halt. Part of me is not surprised, this seems to happen every time I get passionate and excited about something. I have read enough books and attended enough seminars to know I need to just keep pushing and not let myself get too comfortable. But I am still disappointed that I am here again. Blah! Why do I always get in the way of my own success? It's almost as if part of me is against me being successful... : /

I was wondering what techniques or practices you have found to push through this procrastination slump? Please share!


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Triblu Premium
Choosing a passion worked and still works wonders for me. When "life got in the way" of my passion it has NEVER stifled it out of existence.
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ThomasPaul Premium Plus
I suffer from the same thing. Recently I've been doing a new thing where I sit in front of my computer with my websites and WA open for an hour each day. I do this to keep it top of my mind. I'm not always productive for the entire hour, but I usually end up getting some work done that I probably wouldn't have gotten done otherwise.
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JasonHeard Premium Plus
I have to remind/motivate myself as well. It's simple. "You have a business to grow/run, don't be lazy".

The rewards are worth it. My advice is to take it one lesson at a time. One blog post at a time. Etc.
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KatyJackson Premium
Awesome advice Jason, Thanks! Baby steps... I can do that.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Every muscle needs to be exercised to keep it working. Knowledge without action is a waste of time.

I've noticed you have blog posted only 3x, why don't you blog more?

The most important thing is to "do a little something" everyday and gradually work your way up, that's how you will get out of your slump - .start writing short comments, ask questions - then by the end of the week write a blog post. Get the juices flowing again. We cannot always rely on inspiration, and we don't have to be in the best mood to get good work done.

We ALL at times fall prey to these doldrums, but at first you need to "force" the juices to flow" sometimes to regain motivation and momentum.. Believe me, it works.
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Triblu Premium
But ... but ... Kaju, Katy is asking us "what techniques or practices you have found to push through this procrastination slump."

Not easy to write posts when you're in a slump ... right.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
My answer was "...do a little something everyday and gradually work your way up, that's how you will get out of your slump - .start writing short comments, ask questions...".

Perhaps your right, I left something out before this......

Relax. Get away from everything, the reading and writing, etc....do something FUN that you really enjoy for 2-3 days. Even one week. Think about those experiences. Write a short blog post about it, or something you normally would never blog about.

Perhaps even write a blog post about IT - why you think you are in a slump. To a small degree, you already started that here.

Then gradually ease back into things.
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Triblu Premium
Now, your answer is PERFECT Kaju!
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KatyJackson Premium
Awesome comment! Thank you! I have been MIA due to finals at school but now I am done and determined to get this up and running again. Thanks for your post! It is one of the best pieces of advice I have heard. LOVE the " you don't have to bee in a good mood to get work done", I let this hang me up a lot. Thinking if I am in a bad mood my work will be bad as well. Just what I needed!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Katy I'm so glad! Believe I know what it's like to be inundated at school and stressed out before finals, been there - you can't think of anything else.

But I'm happy you now recognize you can really get good work done even when you're not in the best mood. Next time you ever get into a "funk" just remember that. It sure helps.

Anyway, now that finals are over and schools done for awhile I know you're gonna rock it!
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pparadise Premium
Hi, Katy Jackson. You have to make it your daily bread. The reason has to be the reason. It has to be the same excitement when you are playing deal or no deal. You have to put it in this mindset. I will find out what's on the other side no matter what.
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