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Win the Battle Against Procrastination

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Do you know what's tough? Overcoming procrastination.

It's something we all struggle with at some point. There are a lot of reasons why it can be hard to get started on tasks - maybe you have a fear of failure or a lack of motivation. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, or you're not sure where to begin. 

I would love to help you tackle this challenge and I've come up with a few ways to assist you. (For free!) 

 

Four ideas I came up with during my brainstorming:

1. Daily Motivation: quotes, reminders, or tips 
2. Monday morning accountability group (15-20 min)
3. Co-working session (monthly, 60-90 min) 
4. "Ask A VA" workshop (monthly, come and go; 60 min)

If any of these options sound helpful and you want more details, click here to fill out a short survey. Or, if you’re unsure, let's set up a Discovery Call to chat about which one might be the best fit for you.

 

We all have tasks that we find challenging, and it's important to figure out why and take steps to overcome procrastination. I mentioned a few reasons above why people procrastinate. If those don't apply to you (fear of failure, overwhelm, or lack of motivation), it could be one of the following:  

  • Poor time management

  • Distractions

  • Perfectionism

  • Lack of accountability

  • Disorganization

 

Do you want to reduce your procrastination tendencies on your own? This is just a short list of ideas to get you started: 

  • Break tasks into smaller steps

  • Set specific goals

  • Prioritize tasks

  • Set deadlines

  • Remove distractions like social media

Let's Dig In A Little Deeper...

~Divide tasks into smaller steps: Sometimes, tasks can seem overwhelming, leading to procrastination. Breaking them down into manageable steps can make them less daunting and easier to tackle.

 

~Set specific and achievable goals: Having clear goals can motivate us to take action. Breaking tasks into small goals that can be achieved quickly can be helpful.

 

~Prioritize tasks: Focusing on urgent and important tasks can help us achieve our goals. Creating a to-do list and prioritizing tasks based on their deadline and importance can be beneficial.

 

~Set deadlines: Setting deadlines can create a sense of urgency and prevent procrastination. It is important to set realistic deadlines and hold ourselves accountable for meeting them.

 

~Eliminate distractions: Distractions like social media and mobile devices can be a significant cause of procrastination. Removing them can help us stay focused and productive.

Remember that everyone struggles with procrastination at times, and it takes time and practice to overcome it. Be patient with yourself, and keep trying different strategies until you find what works best for you.

Things I Can't Live Without: My Digital Calendar

I need my digital calendar to help keep me on track every day.

All day long, I check for what's coming up next. I can color-code different appointments/calendars, and it connects to my phone too. I make sure to block time for all things (work-related and personal) to keep me from forgetting important tasks in my business or giving myself time for a break too!

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