Lately, I’ve been using a different strategy to combat my procrastination.
I ask myself the question, “Why Not Now?”
Usually when I ask myself this question, I can’t think of a reason why now isn’t the perfect time to do what I know I need to do.
It doesn’t always work but it works enough that I’m not procrastinating as much as I used to do. I’ve learned that when I procrastinate a lot of things, I’m just making more work for myself later on. If the task has to be done, why not do it when I first can do it.
For example, I packed a day before I was supposed to move to Florida. I had been off for a whole month. I ended up forgetting some things, that I ended up having to buy at the store when I got to Florida. I could have been packed a week before and maybe I wouldn’t have forgotten my things.
Sometimes its perfectly right to put off doing some tasks. I’ve put off some things because I want to have another opinion on the task.
When I really examined why I was procrastinating, it was really just because I wanted to relax at that present moment. If I relax in the present moment, the task will still be there for me to do later. If I do the task in the present moment, then I can really relax later. I can relax and not have to think about the task that I didn’t do yet.