Pop The Procrastination Bubble

Procrastination is defined as ‘the action of delaying or postponing something’.

It is the one action in life that is only ever realized in hindsight. And what does procrastination always want to latch onto? Your ‘to-do’ list!

Now don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean that ‘to-do’ list won’t get completed…it will, surely—but, when? During the next few days? Months? Years?  That question still remains.

Procrastination is a common denominator in just about everybody’s life—myself included. During those times of procrastination, you always started your task with good intentions, feeling that ‘today will be the day, today I’m going to get everything done!’—only to find yourself an hour later immersed watching cat videos.

This can leave you feeling unproductive, defeated, depressed and guilty. My view is to not beat yourself up. Life is a challenge. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with all the new tasks that keep getting added to the ‘to-do’ list every day, switch your list into what can be completed in a timely order.

How do you do this? With organization! Yes, even your ‘to-do’ list needs to be reorganized.

Follow these steps to take the stress out of your ‘to-do’ list and nip procrastination in the bud.

  • Break the list down into the various sections of your life where the projects need to be completed (ex. kitchen, office, garage).
  • Add priority codes beside each task, within each section.
  • Give yourself a realistic deadline date for completion.

Just by completing this small step, I bet you’re starting to feel a slight weight being lifted off those heavy shoulders.

An important lesson in life is while you may not be in charge of outcomes,
you ARE in charge of your actions and you have a choice to procrastinate or not. 

Over the last 24 years, I have had the opportunity to work with every type of client out there. It has left me with the knowledge and tools to provide streamlined organization tactics, tailored to each individuals need(s). I am proud to say that I have earned the name “Dr. DeClutter” or “Doc’ for short, from a number of my clients. A title I hold dear to my heart.

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How to not be unproductive and procrastinate

What to Do About Procrastination and Feeling Unproductive

Do you wake up in the morning with a plan of what you expect to get done, but by the end of the day it just doesn’t seem to work out “your” way due to procrastination?

Do you have a constant nagging feeling of guilt because the most important things you wanted to accomplish didn’t get done AGAIN?!

As the days and weeks roll along, that unproductive feeling becomes an avalanche of undone tasks snowballing into one another….

So, what exactly does being unproductive mean?

Overwhelmed? It’s that moment when you kick yourself in the butt because important action items written on some itsy bits of paper are lost in a pile of other random notes and reminders, some which were written so long ago that you can’t remember what they mean.

Those same random pieces of paper are posted all over your computer, your wall, stuck to other pieces of unrelated paper on your desk, the kitchen counter, your bathroom mirror, or even hiding in one of your drawers…

The bottom line is unproductive means missed opportunities.

Being unproductive means that you are not producing your desired results.

You are not reaching your fullest potential. Not getting any closer to your end goal.

What To Do About Procrastination

To achieve your goals and reach your desired results, you need a structure with goals and steps to achieve each goal. This structure has to have a map defining priorities of the steps required, and the deadline completion date for each item.

With my help, you don’t have to figure it out on your own!

to-do-checklistI’m a list maker – seems like I’ve always been.  On Sundays I make my weekly to-do list for each day.  The few times that it went “MIA” (IE: left in a shopping cart or lodged in with the mail when my hands were full) has sent me into sheer panic.

I must clear out my head and write things down and I have clients that still use the same organizational tools I left them with during my last visit.

My experience has taught me that an organized environment and planning productivity work hand in hand.
It creates accountability and allows us to see exactly what needs to be done and when. It prevents us from “chasing our tail” while scurrying around trying to figure out the next move.

It’s time to stop the snowball effect.  

No more excuses.
No more procrastinating because “the phone rang” or “I had to answer my emails” or “someone stopped at my desk” or “I had an emergency” or “I was supposed to…”.

Sound familiar? You are not alone!  

When I work with a client, we do a “brain dump” and get all those “un-dones” out of their heads and into a detailed “map” to work from.  In a personal setting, we actually make a separate list for each aspect of their personal lives including children and house projects.

Professionally we list projects that have been put on the “back burner” for months and even years.

It’s amazing how the stress is immediately reduced by simply clearing out your mind.

Imagine what it is like not having those “un-dones” swimming around your head while you’re sleeping?  The use of the “daily map” has rewarding benefits turning your unproductive life into one of accomplishments you can see and feel good about.

It is time to Step Into Action and pat yourself on the back.

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