We’ve all had that feeling where we just DON’T want to do something. We dread finally doing it until putting it off a million times seems a thousands times more appeasing and do-able. You tell yourself you really should be doing it instead of picking up your book, or going out with friends.
But what do you really do?
You proudly put that thang off some more. That’s what you do.
For those of you that didn’t know, I’m a writer in the YA fantasy/romance area, a big time stresser and a proud procrastinator.
I’m also an epic fail at time management.
So, I thought I would put together a little skit that tells exactly what I do when procrastination hits me:
Me: “Oh, I have loads of time to finish that.” *Lock myself in my room and read all day*
-A couple of days later-
Me: “Holy. Crap. I still have to do that thing.” Meh. *Shrugs and flips to another page of book-
-Hours later, with nose still in book. Peers at clock on the wall-
Me: “Ugh. Eff my life.” *Snaps Kindle closed and sighs in annoyance*
All in all, my whole day wasted away to a big pile of nothingness and what did I do?
I finished my book. That’s exactly what I did and it was darn good too. BUT that thing I’ve been dreading still needs to be done. *Fail*
What I do find that has been helpful is to break my things up that I have to do each day I to small increments or small goals each day. For example, this is what one of my lists may look like:
And this is how I break them up. If you want to get more technical with it you could even break them up into time send put the start time and then end time to be more exact. And to also make sure you finish at the time you’re supposed to. 😉
Now of course personal hygeine, family time, eating, etc. are all a part of the list. It’s an easy way to keep a track all the things I need to accomplish each day.
But you’ll be surprised at how much I’ve stopped procrastinating from just doing this. Also, I also like the feeling I get when I cross off a thing on my list.
What do you guys find that’s helpful when you’re too tired or your procrastination is hitting you like cra-zay?