Admit You Are A Procrastinator
One thing that will ensure the failure of your business, online or offline, is wasted time by procrastination.
Don’t confuse “wasted” time with the time it takes to renew your physical or mental power.
Exercise is essential for your physical and mental health to keep you energized and motivated to perform the daily task required to make your business a success.
You know what you are doing to waste time during the day. It could be spending too much time in front of the television, surfing the internet, too much time on social sites such as facebook, or playing games online or your smart phone.
If you even think the lack of progress or downturn in your business is related to your actions or failure to act then it is time to reevaluate your time management skills.
Good time management skills can set you on the right track for success.
Without them, you can falter and all of your dreams for the future may wither and die.
If you are ready to turn up the heat the following are good time management tips to make part of your daily routine:
Some people are exceptional at completing task, but only with the threat of losing their job, approaching deadline, or the risk of procrastinating destroying relationships.
Put some pressure on yourself to get it in gear!
Decide how much time you’re going to spend on thoughts, conversations and actions.
Make it your mission to spend the greatest amount of your time taking action and less time thinking and talking about it.
You may want to monitor yourself for awhile by recording how much time you spend on the three categories of your day during working hours.
At the end of the week, you should know if you are spending too much time thinking and talking and not enough actually completing the task necessary to move you closer to your goals.
You have to be tough on yourself to make progress.
Block distractions- Tricks like blocking email and Facebook alerts, turning off your phone and hanging a “do not disturb” sign on your home office door can work wonders. Many entrepreneurs use programs such as Facebook for business reasons, but when you’re on the site, don’t let yourself be distracted by anything other than business.
Set a time to begin work – and stick to it. After you turn on your computer for work, give yourself a certain amount of time to surf the ‘net and review your email then get to work on what needs to be achieved for the day.
Once you have started working on the days task don’t look back until you are finished. Going back and forth between email, Facebook and work muddles your mind and makes it more difficult to focus.
End your work at a set time-We all have times when our backs are against the wall and we have to spend more time meeting deadlines. But on an ordinary day, set a time to stop work and renew your physical and mental health.
If you have to work longer than the stop time, take frequent breaks, get up and walk around and do something to get your mind off work. You can’t be chained to your business 24/7 – even if you think you want to be – it’s just not beneficial for your success.
Distinguish busy work from working toward goals- Busy work can be a waste of time. You may be procrastinating because you’re not ready to meet the goal or you’re scared of failure if you do complete it.
The best way to beat procrastination is to admit you have a problem then start taking action.
Treat yourself as an employee and don’t tolerate time wasting activities.
If you want your business to be successful then commit yourself to following some time management rules and stick to them.