7 Ways To Push Past Procrastination

Written by Kathy Gates

When you find yourself procrastinating on a particular project, or just delaying in general, it is always a good idea to ask why. If a task is difficult, it's difficult for a reason; you need to know what that reason is, even if it's just a nagging habit you've developed.

Yes, procrastination can be just a habit, and sometimes society even rewards you for delaying action, such as late season Christmas bargains. It's not always a bad thing to look before you leap - no one wants to make a poorly thought out decision. But if delaying is causing problems in your life,repparttar reason could be due to anger, fear, or denial.

The next time you find yourself procrastinating on a particular project, ask yourself these questions.

1. Do I find it hard to just get started? The hardest thing about everyday tasks is getting started on them. It's kind of like pushing a stalled car...once you get going, everything rolls right along. Push Past Procrastination by setting up systems that help you. For example, I had a jigsaw puzzle that I just couldn't seem to finish even though I wanted to use it as part of my wall decoration. I finally set it up on its own little table, then movedrepparttar 123896 table out intorepparttar 123897 traffic pattern where I would see it constantly. That got my attention, and gotrepparttar 123898 puzzle finished.

2. Do I feel qualified to performrepparttar 123899 task? Am I in over my head? Being afraid that you will fail at something is a sure-fire way to get you to stop before you've started. Push Past Procrastination by being honest with yourself about your level of training in that particular task. Don't complain or delay. Simply request help from someone qualified who can help you learn.

3. Is this something I really want? I was having trouble finishing painting my kitchen and I couldn't figure out why. As I started to really think about it, I realized that I didn't' really likerepparttar 123900 color. Martha Stewart said I ought to like it, but I just didn't. As soon as I mentally fired Martha and gotrepparttar 123901 color I wanted, I finished in no time. Push Past Procrastination by tellingrepparttar 123902 truth about what you really want out of life. Live asrepparttar 123903 star of your own life, not as an extra in someone else's.

Your Life - Your Values

Written by Myrtis Smith

Everyone has things in their life they value. Some people value family and community, others value wealth and having fun. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to values, they just are. Regardless of what you value, all values adhere to one fundamental truth:repparttar more you align your life’s activities to your values,repparttar 123895 happier you will be.

Consider Sue, a successful real estate agent and mother of 2 pre-teen boys. One of Sue’s stated goals was to become repparttar 123896 top real estate agent in her region. While she was making good progress towards achieving that goal she still was unhappy; something was missing. Sue began working with a coach to focus on her personal development. What she discovered was one of her top values was family, not career as she had been assuming. Her conflict quickly became obvious: her children were home inrepparttar 123897 evenings and onrepparttar 123898 weekend - peak hours for real estate agents are evenings and weekends. Sue realized she had some choices to make.

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use