I'm an Expert. On Procrastination
I suppose I could be called an expert on a variety of things but this morning, I'm thinking how good I am at procrastinating. I often do it.
Sometimes I have a good reason, like a couple of nights ago when I took our little dog out twice in the middle of the night after he barked insistently. So I had trouble warming up and getting back to sleep. The next day I was a bit dull.
Other times, I'm just having too much fun reading a book or doing something else around the house.
Enough introduction! How about some tips on dealing with your procrastination?
How to NOT Procrastinate: Four Tips
- Make a list of things to do. I use a small planner, roughly 8.5x5.5 inches. I like this because it sits on top of the back corner of my desk, easy to pick up. At other times I've used online planning to-do lists, but I prefer something that isn't online. After all, quite a few things on my lists are not online, like doing laundry or cooking or -- one that's been on my list a while -- cleaning up the sewing room
- Put priorities on what you will do for the day. For example, for me today, blogging here and on my author site, are more important than -- here it is again -- cleaning up the sewing room.
- Just get started. That's pretty obvious.
- Be sure to get some exercise off and on during the day. It's been cold and very windy here recently, so most of my walking has been briskly around the house. I can do stretches inside easily too.
So those are some of my key ideas. What about you?