Are you a procrastinator?
Have you convinced yourself it’s because you work better under pressure?
Or, do you secretly hope that if you ignore it for long enough it will go away?
Or, maybe you just can’t find the motivation to do it until you absolutely have to….
Some people find that having a to do list helps them achieve things through out the day. They get an enormous sense of satisfaction when the tick each item off their list. For those people may I suggest that you start each list with
1. Write a to do list
2. Tick off the first item.
That way you’ll give yourself 2 ticks and be thrilled and motivated before you even get going.
Other people hate these lists – they feel like a burden – and it’s just so annoying when you get to the end of the day and there are still things left on the list. For those people may I suggest keeping your to do list down to only 3 things. If there are other things that you would like to do, out them on your ‘I would like to do list’.
Some people find the whole ‘to do’ thing too frustrating.
For those people, why not try a ‘Done List’ Instead of writing down things that you need to do, write down the things that you have done. Instead of having a list of things that you need to do, you have a list of achievements that you can feel proud of.
When it comes to motivation, one size does not fit all, so find out what works for you.
Reward yourself for the things you accomplish.
Celebrate your success.
Get on with it.