Stop Your Procrastinating
I'm writing this article from my heart. I dont mean to step on toes, but I will say that the truth hurts. I am not only speaking to the procrastinators out there, but to myself as well. I used to let that procrastinating spirit run my life. It was in that time when I became so unorganized, very overwhelmed,and deeply depressed (lots of anxiety, feelings of hopelessness whatever you wish to call it) Today I want to give you tips on how to overcome that procrastinating spirit that we all can let rule our flesh. After all procrastinating is a sin.
So many times we talk about what we are going to do, instead of just doing what we are talking about. It not only hinders our productivity, but it creates a ripple effect for everyone else around us. When you are in a family, the choices that you make effect everyone around you as well. When those things dont get done, it creates chaos, for others and hinders their productivity as well.
So many times we put things off
because we are tired. We say we are going to do it later, but then we
forget about it. Most of the time they are small tasks, like signing a
tax form so your spouse can put it in the mail. After all the taxes are
already late cos you drug your feet on getting the deductions together!
What about taking out that trash? Making that 10 minute phone call to
the bank, and requesting a new debit card? So many times we live under
the burdens of our procrastination. We rearrange our lives in order to
maintain our problems. We waste money as well. Because the taxes
weren't done and sent in on time, there are penalties accrued. Because
the trash isnt taken to the dumpster, there is no where else to put it
except for inside. Cant keep it outside cos the critters will get in
it. No one wants smelly trash in their house. What about the fact that
when you cant slide your debit card, you have to take that extra time
to go into the store and have them key in the numbers, or you can only
process it as credit and so the charges dont show up till a day later?
It makes it very hard for the person keeping the finances in order to do
their job! All of these things we will allow ourselves to keep doing
but we take 10 minutes to an hour out of our time, just to get things
straightend out. It doesnt make any sense. Does it?
When things start to pile up we get so overwhelmed. We think...How am i ever going to get this organized? That feeling leads us to putting it off even longer. When we know that we have a ton of things to do, its causes a heaviness in our spirits. It will bring about depression and anxiety, feelings of hopelessness and frustration.
We cannot allow what we "feel" like doing or what we dont "feel" like doing to run our lives. We might not EVER "FEEL" like taking out the trash, but that doesnt mean we cant do it, or that we shouldnt. Here are a few tips to help you get back on the road of efficiency and productivity.
- Dont wait, do it now. Take that extra minute
out of your life to sign that paper, or move that item to the dumpster.
That way its out of sight and out of mind for real.
- Make a list of things to do. Dont expect to do everything in a day, but when you do accomplish something mark it out. It feels good to mark things off of your list.
- Stop thinking about it. Just do it.
things one step at a time. If you know that the job ahead of you is
going to take up more time then you are liking. Break it down into
steps, eventually it will get done.
- Plan a "time" to get that job done. Plan a time and stick to it. No matter what you feel like that day.
- Dont look at something as being hard, or too time consuming. Look at is as being a "challenge" We all love challenges!
you are waiting on someone else to help you with a job, go ahead and do
your part, or what you can by yourself, that way you will already have a
few steps done.
No one likes a procrastinator.
They are untrustworthy, and undependable. That surely doesn't make us
feel good inside knowing that we aren't dependable. It just ads misery
on top of misery. After all our word is who we are. Society has lost
touch with that value. Accomplishment feels good, its good for our
soul. Try it you will see. God gave us that desire in our heart to be
doer's. When we are accomplishing our goals, and doing things that help
others around us it will being about that "good feeling" that we are
always looking to find. If you have to do it with that feeling like you
dont want too, then do it with the feeling like you dont want too. The
important thing is that it gets done, not how you feel when you are
doing it. I heard something very profound one time, Joyce Meyer said
it. She said, In order to change the way you feel, you must change the
way you think. If you want that hopelessness, and overwhelming feeling
of anxiety to go away. Do these steps above to get you back on track.
It will eventually make you feel better about yourself and the tasks
that lie ahead!
This is an awesome book, for both men and women! I have read it, these techniques are tried, and true. It gives you great ideas on how to get your life back in order and how to overcome that procrastinating spirit! Take that first step in that new direction, don't put it off, Check it out TODAY!