How to Stop Procrastinating

I’ve always been a procrastinator. There, I admitted it.

It became that much more apparent when I took the Myers-Briggs test a few weeks ago and found out just how pressure-prompted I am. So, I decided to do a little research and learn some ways I could

Check off one thing at a time

I love my lists, but sometimes they can be a little overwhelming. So what’s the fix? Choose one thing and check it off your list. Just one thing at a time will help you get ahead of the game – which, for a procrastinator – is pretty unusual!

Sometimes, it’s best to do the most difficult thing or the one you really don’t want to do, first.

Remove your distractions

Working from home it’s easy to get distracted with other things – chores, TV, my dog, the beach – so I remove it all. I go to a wifi cafe and focus.

If your job isn’t online, that may mean you need to stay away from web distractions. Apps like this can help increase productivity by blocking social media sites after a certain time spent on them.

Stop trying to be a perfectionist

Apparently, one of the reasons people are procrastinators is also because they are perfectionists. Irony.

What’s the fix? Stop thinking you can be perfect all the time. Easier said than done, obviously, but that’s really what it boils down to.


Dearest procrastinators, what are your tips and tricks for getting things done in a more timely manner?

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I’m a strong, passionate, intense woman who has a thirst for life, knowledge, love, and the never-ending question of the meaning of life. I figure I’m bound to find it sooner or later.

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