HOW DO WE PROCRASTINATE?
As we build a habit of procrastinating, we develop false beliefs that worsen the habit. “I work better under pressure.” This is simply not true. It would be more accurate to say, "I work under pressure." The adrenaline spike and stress of the situation make us think we are better off waiting, but in reality it’s unlikely that our delay will make the final product any better. “I’ll feel more like it later.”
We deceive ourselves into thinking that we'll feel like completing the task later. We think we’ll drink caffeine, get a mental boost, or find the “perfect time” to do the task, but it never comes. “I did pretty well, considering I waited until the last minute.”
This is a self-protective belief. If we don’t try and we fail, there is less reflection on the self than if we try our hardest and fail. We won’t discover our true potential if we don’t give ourselves ample time. “I have plenty of time, I'll do it later.”
We are undervaluing the future self when we think this way. Humans are terrible at predicting the future. We often don’t start the project early enough to know how much time we’ll actually need. “I’ve planned and organized how I will complete the task, it’s time for a break!” Planning more than only the first step can be its own form of procrastination. Sometimes doing “good” for awhile gives us permission to do “bad.” “This is stupid, I don't even care about it.”
Our fear and insecurities can lead to us devalue the entire project altogether. If you talk yourself into believing you don’t care about it, it won’t hurt as much if you fail. This is another self-protective belief. “There must be some way I can just not do this.”
There isn't an easy fix for procrastination—we usually still have to complete the task. ..........
Full blog and podcast at:
2 417 minutes ago
Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in the day?
We’ve all been there before: continuously juggling tasks throughout the day based on level of importance, how much we WANT to do them, and their level of difficulty.
It feels like a good system as things are getting done, time is moving on, and it’s time to go home…
But there’s still that one task needing to be done… “It’s not as important as Task B”
“Task A is easier… and it’s still early in the day”
“I hate doing Task C, I’ll tackle that last” “I could’ve sworn there was enough time for me to finish that…” Time, difficulty, knowledge, abilities…
None of that is what’s getting in your way from getting things done…
Your Mindset is what is getting in your way.
We’d like to invite you to join us Wednesday Night!
We’ll be hosting a LIVE Q&A with Mindset Performance Training Co-Founder and serial Entrepreneur, Reza Rezz!
Through every business he’s had and every client he’s consulted, procrastination has been the TOP thing holding people back from doing the things they need to do to take their businesses and their lives to the next level.
The Q&A will be hosted LIVE in our Facebook Community, The Art and Science of Mindset Mastery, so no registration is required. We do recommend, however, that you join the group ahead of time so you can receive a notification when we go LIVE!
You can Join the Community at the link in our BIO!
PS. Have you taken the 14 Day Procrastination Challenge yet?
We launched the challenge last month in an effort to help you take the first step toward kicking Procrastination to the curb and living the productive life you’ve always wanted.
The response has been so overwhelmingly positive that we decided to leave the challenge up a little longer for those who may have missed it, or those who Procrastinated on getting started ;) Start the Challenge TODAY at the link in our BIO!
Are you a lazy person?
Are you a procrastinator? If yes then semmm. On a scale of 1 to 10 some people are 5/10 lazy while others are 10/10. If you lie anywhere on the right side of the number line then keep on reading.
Today I was having a really difficult time with getting my brain to work. Now at first, I had to force myself to wake up, and then to wash my face with facewash (I use Johnson’s) was a must. Once I was fully awake, I drank tea and I knew that I won’t work and would be back in bed if I didn’t start working, straight away so I quickly turned my computer on.
I struggled when I had to actually start writing so I decided to play some music on my headphones, loud bass helps. I usually just play the workout playlist from Soundcloud (LOL yes when you don’t workout because lazy, you play the music). I worked for 30 mins and couldn’t type anymore and literally like a true procrastinator grabbed my phone and started scrolling through all my social apps. First, I opened my twitter app and informed my twitter peeps that I was not really in the mood to do anything, as if someone cared (Trust me NO ONE CARES). I knew that I was delaying my work but I still decided to go and spend time with my mom because hugging and talking to her makes my day so much better. While I was lying on the bed, I kept looking at the clock. In my mind, I told myself that in 5 minutes I'll get up and work or else no food. That worked and I went and started working. I guess if you have some work to do you should take small breaks and then get back to it. Rewarding yourself in the end is important.
Swipe left to read some small tips on how to overcome your inner laziness.
This is how I try to overcome my laziness when I have deadlines to reach; this was just a small exemplary account from today. What are some of your ways to deal with it?
10 6612 hours ago
What are you waiting for
A certain shade of green?
Wednesday Night we’ll be hosting a LIVE Q&A with Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Mindset Performance Training, Reza Rezz!
Procrastination was the TOP problem Reza ran into with his clients during his early consulting days…
Which is what ultimately led to the formation of Mindset Performance Training and an experience that is TRULY transforming people’s lives.
So be sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday as Reza will be providing extremely valuable insights on Procrastination and the methods he and Victoria have developed to help end it for good.
Reza will be going LIVE in our Facebook Community, The Art and Science of Mindset Mastery!
You can join the group here at the link in our Bio!
(You'll be notified when we're LIVE)
PS. If you haven’t yet… check out the 14 Day Overcome Procrastination Challenge at the link in our Bio as well!
We developed this challenge to help YOU start getting things done, on a productive path and ensures it stays that way!
Plus, it will allow you to consider any questions you may have about Procrastination so you can ask them during Reza’s LIVE Q&A WEDNESDAY!
I just felted #inspired by my own journey to want to share this with those of you that are currently in the midst of pursuing, either your #passion, #dreams or even in the midst of a new startup life.
I got into the startup life because I was enticed by the idea that I can be flexible with my own time management. Plus I get to do what I am #passionate about.
But it's also easy to sometimes get too relaxed because you want to relax more and work at a timing that you feel most comfortable. But let me tell you this, sometimes you can end up resting too much to a point when you will #procrastinate on tasks and probably even feel lazy to do anything.
In the startup journey, you won't always feel #motivated or be in the right kind of mood to strive for your goals and dreams. Some days you are just going to feel like you don't want to get up, and you are going to find yourself spending an entire day getting nothing done.
Self-discipline is one of the most important lessons I have learned on my journey the last 4.5 years. You might not like it, but you are definitely going to need it if you want to be constantly productive. Self-discipline is going to help you to get things done more effectively and tasks don't get accumulated over time.
Yes the startup/entrepreneurial life does mean that we no longer have to be bounded by a fixed working hour everyday, but it doesn't mean that we can do without time management either. If you are self-disciplined, you can finish 4 hours of work that could originally take 6, and you can rest for the rest of the day. Simple as that. But if you become lazy, you will never finish your work. #startuptips#startuplife#startups#entrepreneurs#entrepreneurlife#timemanagement#flexibletiming#independence#tips#advice#techstartups#socialentrepreneurs#socialentrepreneurship#effectiveness#lessons#experiences#inspiring#motivating#selfdiscipline#selfmotivation#commitment#dedication
Every Aspect Of Your Life Affects Every Aspect Of Your Life
Human beings are holistic — when you change a part of any system you simultaneously change the whole. You can’t change a part without fundamentally changing everything.
Every pebble of thought — no matter how inconsequential — creates endless ripples of consequence. This #idea, coined the butterfly effect by Edward Lorenz came from the metaphorical example of a hurricane being influenced by minor signals — such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly — several weeks earlier. Little things become big things.
When one area of your life is out of alignment, every area of your life suffers. You can’t compartmentalize a working system. Although it’s easy to push certain areas — like your health and #relationships — to the side, you unwittingly infect your whole life. Eventually and always, the essentials you #procrastinate or avoid will catch up to your detriment.
Conversely, when you improve one area of your life, all other areas are positively influenced. As James Allen wrote in As a Man Thinketh, “When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.”
We are holistic systems.
Humanity as a whole is the same way. Everything you do effects the whole world, for better or worse. So I invite you to ask:
“Am I part of the cure? Or am I part of the disease?” — Coldplay
Do you agree?
That's where I put it! Whether it's a long-lost stamp or a secret pack of dies you were saving for a special occasion (three years ago), our craft stash is always surprising us. This weekend, why not save the spring clean for the spring and get crafting with that 'I'll save that for later' pile. Happy crafting! x
I saw this sign at Kirkland’s a while back, and now wish I had bought it. Cardio really is hardio, but you build stamina the more you do it. I SUCK at cardio right now. I’m slow, over-concentrating on my form and breathing, and panting like I’m about to die! I REALLY procrastinate on cardio days! But... I HAVE to do it to get better! Do the workout with a friend to help keep each other motivated if you need... whatever it takes for you to push through that tough workout! What do you do to push through the hard cardio sessions?