We put off small jobs, like a quick email to a colleague or menial paperwork. We keep putting it off. We waste time thinking about how annoying the task is, but it does not go away.
These small tasks take up a considerable amount of space in our minds. But there are simple ways to bring them back to size.
Procrastination involves the voluntary putting off a simple task, even though you will be worse off for doing so.
Procrastinating has little to do with poor time management. It's really about mood management.
Motivation often follows action. If you just do something immediately without stopping to think about why you don't want to do it, you will succeed better.
If you remember a negative emotional response that triggered past procrastination, start thinking about how you can reframe the task. You can look at the task as an opportunity to learn a new skill, or frame it as a fun and enjoyable task.
Don't beat yourself up too much if you've procrastinated. It's not some sort of moral failure. A little bit of self-compassion might be all you ned to get back on track.
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