Stop procrastination now!


Procrastination was a big character defect of mine; I mean things were literally falling apart in front of my eyes. Laundry was piled up everywhere in the corners of my home, dishes were not getting cleaned, important documents that came in the mail were not read and filled accordingly, my appointments of any kind were not being kept. Some would call it laziness and in some instances it probably was. Fear took a great part in it as well, fear of seeing things for what they were, which for the most part represented my life, messy, unmanagable and disorganized. Other times it was a bout of depression getting ready to set its course, make it's mark and stay for a very long time.

For me procrastination pretty much meant my life being sent up into an uproar and in complete disarray and if I don’t watch out it can easily creep back in again. It is important for me to practice consistency along with having structure in my everyday living.

The one thing that is absolutely freighting about bad habits such as procrastination is when it gets a grip on you, it can be extremely difficult to break free. But the good news is it's not impossible.

Steps to help you break free from procrastination

1- Those around you. If you look carefully and place trust in others you will realize there are people near us that care about our well being and are ready to assist us in improving our lives. For me it was my best friend at the time. Every morning when I woke up, I would call her and she would give me a simple assignment. (We would call them assignments) At times it was as simple as cleaning a single kitchen cabinet, opening open a few pieces of mail or taking a small walk around the neighborhood to get some energy. After I completed an assignment I would call her back and we would move on to another assignment. It really helped so much to know that I had someone to count on. I’m pretty sure that even if she was not available, a therapist or relative would have been just as helpful, even an online program or a self help book. I’m a firm believer in that if you want help enough and you’re tired of being tired like I was, you will find the help if you seek for it.

2- Just do it! Gotta love that Nike commercial. If it’s good and healthy for you, Just do it, don’t think twice or you just might think yourself back into procrastination mode. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy, We allow our stinkin thinkin to get the best of us. I was told long ago that when negative thought begin to creep in I should move a muscle, in other words change a thought move a muscle. That particular advice always stuck with me and has also always worked. 

3- Be persistent. If you have a set back that's ok just get back on track, stand firm and move forward. There are unlimited possibilities but often we limit our selves to them because of our insecurities.

Remain proud of your accomplishments no matter how small you may think they are, everything accomplished no matter how big or small is a stepping stone to a better life.

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wjames 7 years ago

This is so true. You have to stop the procrastination and be persistent if you want to make things happen. Nice hub!


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

Persistance is key, thanks for stopping by wjames!!

Joanne N. 6 years ago

So true Madison....great stuff! I hope to hear from you soon:)

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Hello Joanne, thank you for stopping by and reading my hub!!

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