4 Steps to Conquering the Poison of Procrastination

Are you a procrastinator? Do you wait until the very last possible minute to do things? 

“Ah, there are only 30 minutes left to get out the door; 1/4 of the kids are dressed, the baby still needs a diaper change, lunches aren’t fully packed, and my hair is still in a towel. Yep, we are going to be late, again!”

Can you relate?

I think it’s safe to say most of us at some point have been or are procrastinators. It makes for unnecessary stress and is usually a sure fire way to be unproductive. Yet, we all do it time and time again. As we work towards digging up our dreams, and uncovering the keys to living a purposeful life here on earth inevitably there is going to be some challenges along the way. However, small changes can certainly yield big results. 

So let’s start here; 4 Steps to Conquering Procrastination

Have a daily plan of attack; everyone has the same 24hrs in a day; so, divide your day up into 30minute intervals and account for a minimum of 7 hrs to sleep. Sleep is on my “dream” list as my kids still wake frequently but clearly this is a season that will pass in due time. 

Don’t do tomorrow what you can do today. How many times have we heard this one, but there is so much truth to it. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring a sick child, a terrible headache, or heaven forbid a real emergency hindering our ability to finish what should have already been done.

Start with the things in your day you dislike the most (laundry, dinner prep, working out) check those things off your list and the rest of the day will all be up hill. 

-Lastly, Lead by example. We don’t want our kids studying for that big exam the night before or writing a paper the morning it is due. So, why do we do it ourselves? We need to model the behaviors we want our children to follow. Our actions really do speak louder than our words. 

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