Day 25: Procrastination - Just Get Started
What if the key to stopping procrastination was really simple?
What if it was just to decide to stop procrastinating.
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