Let’s be honest, — we all procrastinate, especially us work-from-home entrepreneurs!
I’m totally guilty of it, too. Sometimes anything sounds better than the big, hairy scary thing I have to get done for work that day (and I mean anything… laundry, meal prep, cleaning the house… you name it!).
Luckily, I’ve developed some great habits that have helped me avoid procrastination, and I wanted to share them with you today!
Here are five simple things you can do right now to overcome procrastination. Here’s to getting more done this week!
1. Address the Problem
Typically when we procrastinate, it’s because we’re avoiding something we’re afraid of. Maybe it’s a project you’re nervous about, or perhaps you think something is going to take longer than you thought. Take a minute to examine why you’re avoiding whatever it is you need to do. Then face that fear head on!
2. Block Your Time
If you find yourself mixing chores and work, block specific working hours. Whether it’s a power hour, 45 minutes on and 15 minutes off, or some other interval, commit to a chunk of time where you’re ONLY focusing on work. Then, give yourself a break to do whatever it is you want!
3. Make a List
I love, love, love working from lists — especially when I’ve got a TON to do and am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Jot down everything you need to get done, then prioritize it. Knock out the things you’re most likely to procrastinate on FIRST!
4. Close Those Tabs
The Internet is wonderful, but it’s also full of distractions! Make sure when you’re working online, you’re actually working. Close all of those extra tabs, turn off your notifications, and leave your email alone until break time.
5. Give Yourself a Break
Sometimes, we all need a breather. If you just can’t get yourself into the groove, consider taking a break (or even giving yourself the day off!). Sometimes it’s better to come back fresh and recharged rather than pushing through.
How do you avoid procrastination? Leave a comment and let me know!