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How to get out of procrastination mode

Finding the right motivation to complete a task or do something, no matter how small or big it is, can be difficult at times. It is hard for us, as human beings, to stay motivated 24/7 that is because motivation is not something that is meant to stay for a continuous long time.

This feeling of eagerness to do something in order to accomplish things, or results, for the lack of a better term, comes and goes. Sometimes it stays longer than we thought, and other times it leaves in a blink of an eye.

Not even the most ambitious businessmen or leaders stay motivated for such a long period of time. They do another thing instead. One simple thing that has the power to change everything for the better: they stay consistent.

Consistency

Consistency will never fail you. It goes hand in hand with self-discipline and self-awareness. These combined together are the key to success no matter what domain or industry you work in. It’s simpler than you realize.

If you decide to dedicate two hours of your day every single day for the next six to twelve months, and put in the work constantly, there is no way you will not achieve your goals. This leads to the power of not giving up no matter how hard things get. You are the only constant in your life, therefore you have to be your own supporter.

Consistency itself is something that has to be built from the bottom. You can’t start working on something then call it a day and get back to it in 10 days. You have to build it by creating habits you repeat each day at the same hour. It takes one day only to change the entire course of your life.

Rest is needed

Rest is needed from time to time, and it’s really recommended so that you avoid burnout but the question is: “how quick can you go back to work?” this leads to another one and that is “how badly do you want it?”. The last one will either give you the final push that you need or you will realize that this isn’t what you really desire. This is why we should listen to our hearts, follow our passions, and never stop trying. Even if you fail, get back up because you have the power to succeed.

Scheduling does wonders

A way to get things done more easily is by creating a schedule, and planning your day ahead the night before so that you’ll know exactly what you have to do. It does wonder. Once you know how to schedule your day, you will see how much time we as humans tend to waste on a daily basis.

Another thing is to create to-do lists, similar to scheduling but instead of organizing your tasks by hours and minutes, you get to do a list and check every task after completing it. It can give you the feeling that you are capable of doing a lot of things and can handle a lot more than you thought you would.

Focus on one thing

This kind of goes hand in hand with waking up at an early hour. Now, I know that not everyone is a morning person. Completely understandable BUT, try to wake up at least one hour earlier than you usually do then do your routine, or create one, this one will be hard but it’s worth it: try to do the hardest thing on your schedule first. This will give you a sense of pride along with a better mood and increased confidence. There’s a saying: “one step at a time, one rep at a time” (I’m a gym rat, sue me).

Learn how to say “no”

Hurting someone’s feelings will make you feel bad (if you’re empathetic enough) but when you say yes to every single thing that everyone asks of you, it takes a toll on you. It can become overwhelming and you tend to lose yourself. Being selfish and focusing on yourself should be a top priority. You can’t really help anyone else if you cannot help yourself first.

The 5-second rule

Whenever you want to do something, no matter the size of the task, start counting from 5 to 1 in your head and get to work. It takes around five seconds for your brain before registering what you said in your head and starts making excuses. That’s what your mind does: it makes excuses to make you stay in your comfort zone.

Sleep is important

Having a good sleeping schedule is beneficial in so many ways for both mental and physical health but one of the actual benefits is that it helps us make better decisions during the day. Who wants to make bad decisions because of lack of sleep? Did I mention that the more tired you are the more your appetite increases? So here it is.

Meditation

Schedule from 5 minutes to 1 hour for yourself and do some meditation. It will not only help you feel better but your thoughts will be more organized. It gives you a feeling of peace as well, so it’s worth giving it a shot at least.

Hope this will help you in some way IF you needed it. I know it’s not that much these are the things that I tend to practice too in order to have a healthier life and create better habits.

See you at the next one! Bye!                                       

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One response to “How to get out of procrastination mode”

  1. Consistency is a great habit to nurture for sure. It takes away the need for willpower and just automates our lives. And the five-second rule has been surprisingly effective for me as well. Great stuff here. Thanks for sharing!

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