3 Easy Ways To Overcome Procrastination
We all have something in our lives that we know that we should do or need to be, but don’t do. It could be anything from going to the gym, to working on your online business, to making a call that you have been putting off.
Procrastination is an insidious and unwelcome enemy that creeps up on you without a moments notice, leaving you feeling defeated, disoriented, and distressed. Next thing you know, it’s the end of the day and nothing has been finished. Can you relate? Here is the burning question….
How do we overcome procrastination?
You may not want to hear this, but the solution for how to overcome procrastination starts and ends with you. In the words of Hunter Thompson, “A man who procrastinates in his choosing, will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” There are a lot of different strategies for how to break the procrastination cycle, but I would like to focus on 3 easy ways to overcome procrastination:
1. Lower Your Pain Or Increase Your Desire
I believe that there is one over-arching reason why we procrastinate, and that is because we tend to associate more pain with doing what needs to be done, than not doing what needs to be done.
If you think something is going to be tough and dread doing it before you even start, you are setting yourself up to procrastinate. At the end of the day, it all comes down to perception, or the meaning that you ascribe to a task or activity.