Seven Steps for Putting Off Procrastination!
I am still on a high after our Online Workshop last night. All of us who participated definitely made deposits into our confidence bank account. Thank you all!
If you are like most of us, you have been putting something off that you know you need to get done. In fact, I bet right this minute you could name three things you've been putting off for at least three months. Losing weight? Sorting receipts for your taxes? Asking for a promotion? Recording your CPD in your ePortfolio?
Have you noticed that when you procrastinate for extended periods of time you begin to engage in negative self-talk? This is a sure way to deflate your confidence. The undone tasks loom in our mind, sending us messages that we are lazy, afraid, incapable, etc. We can buy into these negative messages, or take the task by the horns so-to-speak and get it done.
Below are seven steps to overcome procrastination and build up your confidence:
- Make a list of all the tasks you have been putting off.
- Prioritise what is most important and what can wait.
- From the tasks that are most important, prioritise them based on what can be completed easily and what requires more time and effort.
- Create action steps needed to accomplish each task (small steps).
- Monitor your progress and scratch completed items off your list.
- Get the support you need. If you are uncertain of the best way to approach a task, get an ally. This could be a friend or as you have learned by watching the "What is Coaching?" video, a trained coach can also be a great ally.
- Plan rewards and celebrations for accomplishing small and large tasks.
Make your list today, start taking action, and experience more confidence as you take charge of your life. Ready? Set? GO!
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