Procrastination is the worst thing that happened to millions of dreams, aspirations, and hopes. There is an infinitely large idea graveyard of unrealized businesses, best-selling novels, and breathtaking masterpieces. What if instead of saying “I’ll work on brainstorming business ideas after one more episode” became “I am doing this right now, no distractions.” The world would probably be radically different. Stop Procrastinating. So, how to avoid procrastination?Just get it fucking done.
It’s not easy. Hell, in writing this post about procrastination, I even got sidetracked by a few of my frequent websites. We live in a world of distraction. Though, I am actively working on taking action in the NOW.
Next time you find yourself procrastinating, brew a cup of coffee and just get it done. In the end that’s always the best option.
Here are some methods that James Clear suggests to stop procrastinating:
“The 2–Minute Rule works for big goals as well as small goals because of the inertia of life. Once you start doing something, it’s easier to continue doing it. I love the 2–Minute Rule because it embraces the idea that all sorts of good things happen once you get started.
Want to become a better writer? Just write one sentence (2–Minute Rule), and you’ll often find yourself writing for an hour.
Want to eat healthier? Just eat one piece of fruit (2–Minute Rule), and you’ll often find yourself inspired to make a healthy salad as well.
Want to make reading a habit? Just read the first page of a new book (2–Minute Rule), and before you know it, the first three chapters have flown by.
Want to run three times a week? Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, just get your running shoes on and get out the door (2–Minute Rule), and you’ll end up putting mileage on your legs instead of popcorn in your stomach.”