Admit You Are A Procrastinator

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.

Never Give Up On Your Plans

Whether it’s making resolutions or promising to lose weight, it’s not easy to stick to your plans if you’re one to easily give in to temptations. That’s because some plans always seem better when you do them immediately. However, you have to focus on the long term effects. You won’t achieve much but temporary elation if you’re weak. You need the permanent kind of happiness, which means that you need to stick to your resolve. You have grand dreams in life and this means that your goal right now is to make sure you get what you want. Never mind the difficulties. Everyone has to deal with them.

The feeling that you get when you finish big tasks is so liberating that you need to remember this when you know that you have your work cut out for you. To have the willpower to stick to your goals, you may need to come up with foolproof plans so that in case you’re caught in a week moment, you have something or someone to remind you that you should never give up. Ask a friend who understands what you’re working so hard for to look out for you. Making plans and involving someone else in it makes you feel obligated never to flake out. That’s because you don’t want to disappoint people. There’s teamwork involved as well. Just make sure to keep things light and fun, and if you fall off the wagon, don’t punish yourself too much. Just listen to your friend’s well-meaning advice and move on.

Making plans involves movement from your end. You can’t sit on your couch all day long and hope that fate hands over everything to you on a silver platter. You have to get moving. Stand up and go places. Learn as much as you can so that you can reach your goals faster. Take classes that allow you to broaden your knowledge and apply what you’ve learned. You don’t have to hurry through anything. Yes, you want to reach your dreams at the soonest possible time, but some things can’t be hurried. Slow and sure always wins the race. So, just take it a day at a time, do what you need to do, and just enjoy each day. Your journey is already half the fun. Everything is part of this one great adventure. It’s time that you be grateful with the fact that every single day brings you closer to success.

Don’t ever be afraid of challenging yourself. Take a chance on life because you’ll see that you still have so much to learn, and a lot more to experience. No matter how grand or how mundane your plans are, these are still yours. As long as these make you happy, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise because you’re ultimately in charge of your own destiny. People might be there to give their opinions, you can listen to them, but the decision still falls on your shoulders. Just think about one thing: if this is what makes you happy, then go for it.