Do you struggle with procrastination? If so, the next thirty days are going to change your life! Everyone procrastinates every now and again; it’s human nature to put things off so we can enjoy some quiet time or avoid a big project. Avoidance is a natural way to protect ourselves from stress, pain, fear, and other unwanted emotions and consequences. With the way the world has been for the past nearly 2 years, it’s not surprising you’d want to put stressful projects or large tasks off until the last possible moment.
Unfortunately, procrastination can become a habit and when it does it can affect your health, relationships, income, and faith. Since these are very important parts of your life, it’s a bad idea to let procrastination rule your behaviors, right?
During the next thirty days, I am challenging myself about how I procrastinate on writing and using all the research that I have a team performing for me as I walk with you through a month-long journey to change our ways and stop procrastinating. Starting today, each post will be filled with valuable information designed to educate, motivate, and give you tools to help you identify why you procrastinate and what you can do about it.
All habits serve us somehow…even the bad ones. Bad habits develop when we aren’t fully aware of what’s going on deep in our subconscious minds. When we aren’t sure how to cope, we develop coping skills that get us through. Sometimes those skills aren’t the best for us and can cause us great harm long term. Procrastination is an excellent example.
Since procrastination is at its simplest form a habit, you can break it! This challenge is designed specifically to help us do just that. These posts should help you transition from a procrastination champion to progress royalty in a month.
By the time this month is over, you will:
I will begin this challenge with education. It’s important for you to better understand what procrastination looks like and whether or not you are flirting with the procrastination habit or have become its spouse. Don’t worry, if you find that you struggle with chronic procrastination, you’ll have the tools you need to break free and be more proactive. (Raising my hand!)
Putting things off may be a typical behavior for you; I struggle with doing so. But don’t worry! Even chronic procrastinators have the ability to change their truth from that of someone who always lives for tomorrow to someone who does what’s needed today and still enjoys life. Moving from procrastination pro to progress pro will take some effort, but you (and I) are capable of putting in the work and beating our bad habits for good!
As you go through the next month, here are some tips:
Want to laugh a little? Watch this TED Talk before we begin.