My New Year’s Resolutions
- Post New Year’s Resolutions on January 1!
- Start preparing 2019 Resolutions now!
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me everyone else waitin’
According to an article in Psychology Today, the number one reason people procrastinate is another “ation,” catastrophization, the tendency to overexaggerate how difficult, boring, or unpleasant a task will be, and consequently put off the “unbearable” event. Here are some steps for overcoming catastrophization-procrastination:
- Forgive Yourself: Procrastination is one of the most human of all conditions. That said, it’s time to get superhuman. You can do it! Woo-hoo! Yay, you! Now put on that spandex suit and get to work!
- Picture it Done: Focus on being on the other side of the task and on how good it will feel being there.
- Get Real: Schedule a realistic (even slightly overlong) amount of time to accomplish the task.
- Commit: Tell someone who cares, or if possible who has a vested interest in your completing the task. It’s easy to let ourselves down, it’s harder to let others down. Guilt works!
- Take Stock: At the end of the day, ask yourself (or God) not just, “What could I have done better?” but “What did I follow through on? What did I get right?”
What are your favorite “cures” for Procrastination?