Just do it. The simple cure for overcoming procrastination is just to do it. Recently, there was something I had put off for a few months. That something was giving a gift to a neighbor who had helped me. It occasionally came to mind, which made me feel guilty but just as promptly, with an excuse, I’d push it out of my thoughts. I’d get to it sometime. Last week, as I again had the thought, I realized, This is ridiculous. I can deal with this right now. No more putting it off.
I got the gift ready, put it in a bag, and walked over to their house. It took me all of 15 minutes to get the project done. You know how nice it felt to have that behind me? Really awesome.
Now, granted, not all things one procrastinates on are as simple as a 15-minute project. But with time set aside and on your schedule, it can be whittled down bit by bit. For example, maybe it’s personal correspondence you’re behind on (weak area for me). I’ll write on my schedule to answer one or two, and then it feels great to make progress.
So, there you have it. Some mid-week ponderings on overcoming procrastination! Just do it.
“Boast not thyself of to morrow;
for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”