How to overcome procrastination in life

How to overcome procrastination in life

As the saying goes, Procrastination is a thief of time and a serial murderer of the would be world's greatest dreams. 


Overcoming procrastination can save you a lot of failures in life

The root cause of procrastination for most people ain't laziness, it is anxiety, the best way to get something done is to begin right away. Your anxiety will tell you the worst case scenario.

If you're a procrastinator, you will find every excuse not to do what you need to do, do it first, I call it reverse procrastination.

Discover your Response.

Recognize your excuses, how do you succeed in dissuading yourself?, know and recognize the strategies that can prevent you from making these excuses.

Set a Limit

Set a time limit for each task or goal you have to accomplish.

Imagine your future self.

Picture how wonderful it will be to have completed the task, It keeps you away from instant gratification of wanting to differ.

Break your work into little steps

Part of the reason we find ourselves procrastinating is that subconsciously we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts and focus on one part at a time.

Avoid distractions

Keep away from things that have power to distract you from the task, or the goal you have in mind.

Definite Plan

Set a specific time to begin and a chunky goal to achieve. Plan weekly, but tasks are done daily.

Be compassionate

Take away any negative actions and utterances that are counterproductive. Forget the failures and past tense and focus on the task at hand.

Hang out with people who inspire you to take action.

Identify the people, who trigger you most likely the go-getters and hard workers and hang out with them more often, soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

Stop over complicating things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? Ditch that thought because there's never perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you will never going to accomplish anything.


Motivation follows actions, A-Piece at a time throws you back into action and keeps plunging you until you are done. Follow this step, it is helpful

How to do it, lay out strategies

Strategies to overcome procrastination:

1. Concentrate on forming habits by taking small steps forward everyday. If you want to finish a 500 page book. Start by reading 10 pages daily, not 100 pages daily

2. Just start working Force yourself to start and to make the first step. The hardest step is always the first step. Once you take the first step you forget about procrastination and the job gets done. I definitely recommend reading about the timeboxing technique.

3. Consider your energy levels Take regular breaks throughout the day (walk, stretch, eat, water, nap, etc.). Find your peak productive hours and push yourself. When your energy is getting low take those breaks.

4. Find ways to have more energy Get enough rest (7 – 8 hours), eat a healthy diet, exercise a few times a week, drink enough water, etc. Low energy typically leads to procrastination.

5. Overcome the fear of failure The fear of failure can lead to procrastination. Although, failure is a key component of success. You can't have one without the other. If you want to succeed faster, you have to fail more. Learn from those failures and thrive.

6. Make sure perfectionism isn't holding you back Trying to get it perfect will lead to procrastination, and understanding that nothing will ever be perfect will help you beat procrastination. By breaking the habit you will go to places you would have never imagined before.

7. Create a list Lists will help you feel like you're doing something, and crossing something off as "DONE" will keep you motivated. Making a list will reduce the risk that you forget to do something.



Procrastination is a time killer, don't get comfortable with it. Rather, choose to beat it each day and be the best of yourself

Nov. 20, 2022, 7:34 a.m. | Authored by Mugoya Dihfahsih


It is a real killler of dreams

John Sims | 1 year, 7 months ago | 1 Reply
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true but can be avoid

admin | 1 year, 6 months ago
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