Whether it’s your nature, something you do when you don’t like a task on your to-do list, or something you do only on occasion—these tips will help when you find yourself procrastinating.
Stop Beating Yourself Up
First up, stop the self-shaming as it will only waste more time. There is no way to reverse the clock so put your procrastination behind you and get to work.
Break Your Task Up
If one of the reasons you haven’t got started on a task is because it is large and overwhelming, begin by breaking things up into bite-sized chunks. This will go a long way in providing you with a sense of accomplishment along the way.
Know When to Delegate
If the task is something that you can delegate to someone who can achieve the task faster or easier—or if delegating will get it done—delegate. For example, you don’t have to be the one to grocery shop for this week’s meals but you can create the menu plan and do the cooking.
Last but not least, do the hardest part first so that you don’t further procrastinate by putting off the one thing you don’t really want to do. That is unless the thing you don’t want to do can be delegated!