Happiness Challenge Day 4 of 7 – Stop putting things off! Do it now!

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Procrastination can be beaten, but just like any habit, you need a plan that you can  commit and stick with all the way.   Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” David Allen

To have a good chance of conquering procrastination, you need to spot straight away that you’re doing it. Then, you need to identify why you’re doing it and take appropriate steps to overcome the block.  You also need to have the mindset that you can stop  procrastinating and are now ready and  committed to take the necessary actions. https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_96.htm

 

Some tips to help you put an end to procrastination

Stop thinking. Start doing.

Don’t blow a task out of proportion. Break things down into manageable chunks

 Just take the first step.

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Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” Dale Carnegie

Just make a decision. Any decision.

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

 

Now answer these questions in relation to something you have been putting off doing!

Why am I not doing what I know I should be doing?

What is stopping me from doing it?

Do I really need to do this?

Do I really need to do this myself?

Do I need to get someone else to do it?

What can I start doing?

What will happen if I continue to put off doing it?

How would I feel once I have done it?

Motivate yourself to complete the task by focussing on the relief and joy you will feel once its completed

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So it’s time for you to look at some of the things that you are putting off and start to take action to do something about them. Below is a list of things that you may be putting off and  now need to plan how you are going to tackle them.

  1. Deal with your debt
  2. Complete those little DIY jobs you started
  3. Declutter your home
  4. Sort out your paper work
  5. Start that exercise or healthy eating plan
  6. Try and resolved indifferences you may have with people who matter
  7. Learn to say sorry to people who matter and who you care for
  8. Ask for forgiveness where you feel you may have hurt someone
  9. Delegate some of your house work to other family members

Wishing you all the best and hope you will feedback to me with the message below!

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