The first tool when dealing with procrastination-- awareness.
Using your mind to govern your brain.
And I'm going to put a challenge to you. Whatever day you're listening to this podcast, I want you to see if you can separate yourself just a little bit from your procrastination.
Put your hand directly on your face. You can't see; you cannot be aware. But then, when you remove your hand from your face about a foot, well, you're in a place to observe your hand. You can see the lines. You can see the veins. And that is the place of power when starting to look at changing something.
Becoming aware of when you procrastinate and how you procrastinate.
Take your emotions out of your to-do list.
The second part of change is acceptance. Accept how you procrastinate.
Then we move to action.
This is when you need to start asking yourself, how bad do you want it?
"Do something today that you'll thank yourself for a year from now."
One of the things that I started to look at was the difference between how I was spending my time and how I wanted to spend my time.
What are the real goals that you want to be looking and want to be achieving?
And I think one of the biggest parts of procrastination for me is that my next steps are vague. So if my next steps are vague, I'm not going to do it.
How do you create a goal?
If your actions are vague and your goals are vague, guess what? The universe is going to give you a whole buttload of vague.
Deciding what you want, why you want it, and how, and then how to make that specific.
You need an ego-proof way of making sure that stuff got done.
The huge thing about "shoulding" all over yourself is that it takes up your energy. And that energy is the energy you need to get your goals done.
Get life to work for you instead of against you.
Procrastination is really understanding why. What makes you tick?
And I think the more we understand how we tick and how we operate, the better. We understand ourselves as actors and how we act.