3 Simple Hacks to Overcome Procrastination

2 minutes read

Tip 1: Get Clear

When we are faced with a big, challenging task, we become paralyzed and do nothing.

The intricacies and multistep process to get this task done creates a lack of clarity on where to get started.

Break up your responsibilities and see each one as its own.

Say if I’m trying to publish a YouTube video, I should only worry about the first step, writing the script, nothing more than that.


Tip 2: Take Baby Steps

Sometimes it is not the uncertainty that makes us procrastinate but rather the idea of doing hard things.

If you want to run 6 rounds around the track, your brain might try to make excuses to get you out of it. What you can do then is to convince yourself that you will just run 1 round.

The key here is not so much about lying to yourself but rather to always focus on taking a step forward no matter how small and let momentum carry you forward.


Tip 3: Value the Process

You've put in a lot of effort, yet it feels like you've accomplished nothing.

This is a common feeling, hence it's important to manage your expectations.

Just as you wouldn't expect to see a six-pack after a few sit-ups, you should not expect immediate rewards from your efforts.

The key is to value the process, not just the results.

Recognize that the act of trying is enough.

Personally, I learned to appreciate my efforts by using a habit tracker to check off the task of making my bed or meditating in the morning.


Tool of the Week: Habit Tracker

I used to be skeptical about the point of habit tracking for the little things like making my bed.

But now I realize it gives power to your actions.

It’s the little promises you make to yourself and follow through that make you feel like you can do anything.

That big dream or goal you’re after becomes very much possible that you can check off just like your daily habit.

If you want to get started, download this free habit tracker I use: easlo.gumroad.com/l/DEnNV


Favourite Quote This Week:

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” Dale Carnegie

Tip 1: Get Clear

When we are faced with a big, challenging task, we become paralyzed and do nothing.

The intricacies and multistep process to get this task done creates a lack of clarity on where to get started.

Break up your responsibilities and see each one as its own.

Say if I’m trying to publish a YouTube video, I should only worry about the first step, writing the script, nothing more than that.


Tip 2: Take Baby Steps

Sometimes it is not the uncertainty that makes us procrastinate but rather the idea of doing hard things.

If you want to run 6 rounds around the track, your brain might try to make excuses to get you out of it. What you can do then is to convince yourself that you will just run 1 round.

The key here is not so much about lying to yourself but rather to always focus on taking a step forward no matter how small and let momentum carry you forward.


Tip 3: Value the Process

You've put in a lot of effort, yet it feels like you've accomplished nothing.

This is a common feeling, hence it's important to manage your expectations.

Just as you wouldn't expect to see a six-pack after a few sit-ups, you should not expect immediate rewards from your efforts.

The key is to value the process, not just the results.

Recognize that the act of trying is enough.

Personally, I learned to appreciate my efforts by using a habit tracker to check off the task of making my bed or meditating in the morning.


Tool of the Week: Habit Tracker

I used to be skeptical about the point of habit tracking for the little things like making my bed.

But now I realize it gives power to your actions.

It’s the little promises you make to yourself and follow through that make you feel like you can do anything.

That big dream or goal you’re after becomes very much possible that you can check off just like your daily habit.

If you want to get started, download this free habit tracker I use: easlo.gumroad.com/l/DEnNV


Favourite Quote This Week:

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” Dale Carnegie

Tip 1: Get Clear

When we are faced with a big, challenging task, we become paralyzed and do nothing.

The intricacies and multistep process to get this task done creates a lack of clarity on where to get started.

Break up your responsibilities and see each one as its own.

Say if I’m trying to publish a YouTube video, I should only worry about the first step, writing the script, nothing more than that.


Tip 2: Take Baby Steps

Sometimes it is not the uncertainty that makes us procrastinate but rather the idea of doing hard things.

If you want to run 6 rounds around the track, your brain might try to make excuses to get you out of it. What you can do then is to convince yourself that you will just run 1 round.

The key here is not so much about lying to yourself but rather to always focus on taking a step forward no matter how small and let momentum carry you forward.


Tip 3: Value the Process

You've put in a lot of effort, yet it feels like you've accomplished nothing.

This is a common feeling, hence it's important to manage your expectations.

Just as you wouldn't expect to see a six-pack after a few sit-ups, you should not expect immediate rewards from your efforts.

The key is to value the process, not just the results.

Recognize that the act of trying is enough.

Personally, I learned to appreciate my efforts by using a habit tracker to check off the task of making my bed or meditating in the morning.


Tool of the Week: Habit Tracker

I used to be skeptical about the point of habit tracking for the little things like making my bed.

But now I realize it gives power to your actions.

It’s the little promises you make to yourself and follow through that make you feel like you can do anything.

That big dream or goal you’re after becomes very much possible that you can check off just like your daily habit.

If you want to get started, download this free habit tracker I use: easlo.gumroad.com/l/DEnNV


Favourite Quote This Week:

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” Dale Carnegie

Thanks for reading.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive 3-5 practical tips to be more productive and organized.

No spam. Unsubscribe anytime.

Thanks for reading.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive 3-5 practical tips to be more productive and organized.

No spam. Unsubscribe anytime.

Read Next

May 28, 2024

3 Reasons Why You Are Procrastinating

May 20, 2024

3 Cold Truths for Better Productivity in 2024

May 14, 2024

3 Simple Hacks to Overcome Procrastination

May 6, 2024

3 Questions That Will Improve Your Productivity

April 29, 2024

3 Reasonable Tips to Make Your Phone Less Distracting

April 23, 2024

3 Productivity Tips to Help You Get Back on Track

April 15, 2024

3 Reasons Why You Should Focus on One Problem (Even If You Have Many)

April 9, 2024

3 Tips on Dealing with Feeling Overwhelmed

April 1, 2024

3 Resources Everyone Can Tap Into to Be More Productive

March 25, 2024

3 Tips to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done

March 18, 2024

3 Mindset Shifts for a More Productive 2024

March 11, 2024

3 Tips to Get Unstuck in 2024

February 4, 2024

3 Steps to Beat Procrastination in 2024

February 26, 2024

3 Tips for Preparing for a Productive Day

February 19, 2024

3 Tips for a Productive Workspace

February 13, 2024

3 Minimalist Tips for Productivity

February 6, 2024

3 Tips for Increasing Productivity Without Doing More

January 29, 2024

3 Tips to Ensure Consistency in 2024

January 22, 2024

3 Tips to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

January 15, 2024

Top 3 Productivity Tools to Try in 2024

January 8, 2024

3 Productivity Systems You Can Adopt for 2024

January 1, 2024

3 Ideas That Might Change Your Life

December 18, 2023

4 Apps That Improved My Productivity in 2023

December 11, 2023

5 Actionable Tips to Stay Productive

December 4, 2023

Don't Fall for These 3 Productivity Traps

November 27, 2023

How I Stay Productive as a Minimalist

November 21, 2023

3 Apps that Turn Your Phone into a Productivity Machine

November 6, 2023

3 Simple Ways to Get Ahead of 99%

October 30, 2023

3 Tips to Help You Beat Procrastination

October 23, 2023

3 Habits for a Productive Day

October 18, 2023

3 Tips to Get Out of a Rut

October 9, 2023

3 Ways to Simplify Your Life

October 2, 2023

3 Tips to Go From Busy to Productive

September 25, 2023

3 Essential Steps to a Fulfilled Life

September 18, 2023

3 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Productivity

September 11, 2023

3 Lazy Ways to Increase Your Productivity

September 4, 2023

4 Steps to a More Productive Workspace

August 28, 2023

2 Effective Rules to Help You Beat Procrastination

August 21, 2023

2 Must Have Apps for a Productive Life