procrastination

ADHD and Procrastination: Getting Started Is Half The Battle

Day 25: Procrastination - Just Get Started

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What if the key to stopping procrastination was really simple?

What if it was just to decide to stop procrastinating.

Right now.

Just decide to stop. Stop waiting for a better time.

Take a step towards what you want.

And then start. Start that thing that your brain wants to suggest you do later.

Build up the muscle of overriding your default brain.

Build up the muscle of I can start even when I don’t want to.

The muscle of I can start even when I don’t feel like it.

The first step really truly is just to decide. 

When we make it more complicated than that, we then want to put off making the change.

People will say things like,

“I’m really going to try to get it done.”

“I want to stop procrastinating.”

”Why do I always procrastinate?”

There is no room for trying or wanting if you are going to stop. You just need to stop.

It takes no sustained effort to stop procrastinating.

The effort is in the deciding.

It’s like ripping off a bandaid that’s been attached for a long time. Count to 3 and just do the thing.

Procrastination works the same way. The more you just take action without waiting, the more your brain will believe that you’re not a procrastinator. 

Funny how that works. Fake it till you make it...

Although there’s no faking needed. Just decide you’re going to do things differently.

Then do it it differently.

If you’d like help learning how to do this, you’re in luck. That’s what I do. Teach people how to stop procrastinating, and coach them on why they want to. I have a few consultations open for this week. ~Shaun

The Truth About Procrastination

Day 20: Procrastination

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It can feel like our feet are stuck and we don’t know which direction to go. Unsure of what step to take, we decide to stay still and wait. Procrastinate.

What exactly is procrastination? The definition of procrastination is the putting off or delaying of something.

I’d like to expand on that a little bit.

It’s the putting off or delaying of something that we suspect or know could be good for us in the long run.

Here’s the thing. We never talk about procrastinating on something that is bad for us.

We don’t say things like I’m just procrastinating on smoking 5 packs of cigarettes a day.

I’m just procrastinating gaining 200 lbs.

I’m just procrastinating on being unfaithful.

For those things, we’ve just decided no, or have never considered it.

When we procrastinate it’s typically on something that we have decided at some point would be in our best interest. Something that would help move us closer to something that we want.

In spite of knowing that something is good for us, we don’t start right away.

Going to the Dentist for a routine exam.

Writing a dissertation.

Building a website for our business.

Instead of taking action, we are deciding in one small moment to stay in overwhelm, stuck or still.

A series of these small moments, and decisions keep doing the things that we’ve been doing.

How we do one thing is how we do everything.

When people come to me on a consultation and the main thing that they want to stop doing is procrastinating, then they want to wait until a better time to move forward with me, it’s so telling.

What if they didn’t need to wait until a better time? (ie procrastinate)

What if the answer was to stop procrastinating in one area, so that they learn to stop procrastinating in all areas.

It sounds crazy, but it really does work that way.

It’s learning and practicing the skill of making a decision to not wait.

I have power over procrastination, and believe you can too.

It starts with making a decision for yourself. It starts with deciding you’re no longer a procrastinator. It starts with deciding to move forward before you feel ready. That’s it.

To set up a call with me to learn more about how I can help you conquer procrastination click the button below and book a 45 minute cosultation with me. Start by making a decsion to get help now. Book your free consult. Don’t wait. The procrastinating stops today. ~Shaun