There are always some tasks we would like to tick off of our to-do list as soon as possible and that if accomplished would help us feel better, but are just so unmotivated to do.
We usually wait until the end of the day to tackle them, often realizing we do not have any more time to do them today and pushing them on the to-do list for the day after. This builds pressure and stress.
Indeed, those things end up weighing on our mind, becoming moment after moment heavier and heavier and preventing us from really accomplishing something during the day.
Here are 4 ways you can divide your to-do list so you don’t become a victim of procrastination.
If you find yourself avoiding the things you don’t want to do, but actually need to do.
Things you want to do and actually need to do.
Things you want to do, but actually don’t need to do.
Things you don’t want to do, and actually don’t need to do.
Are you still feeling like a victim of procrastination?
If you are, don’t worry. It is still not too late! You can still turn things around now.
All you have to do is simply tackle the biggest first. Facing the most important and biggest task of the day first thing in the morning means you will tackle it with a clearer mind, probably a quiet office, and while your willpower is at its strongest. This is the optimal setting to work on things you don’t want to do.
Building the habit
To be successful at this technique and be more effective with your to-do list, it is very important to develop the habit of tackling your major task first thing each morning.
The satisfaction of having achieved something, whether it’s a big job or a small task, will trigger your brain to produce Endorphins and Dopamine – neurotransmitters that our brain produces to nudge us into doing stuff – helping you stay focused, productive, and motivated to achieve more.
Of course, it is easier said than done, but it CAN be done.
I want to see you succeed, so I hope that this email has been useful in helping you identify if you are a victim of procrastination…
Many people are not productive simply because they confuse activity with efficiency, keeping themselves busy the whole day but not accomplishing a single important task at the end of it.
Just write down the thing you have to do for the day the evening before, prioritize and pick your most challenging task. The morning after you’ll simply have to act on it.
If you are not a victim, congratulations, and good for you!
Over to you now…
I want to hear from you, Morning Enthusiast!
Comment below and let me know what your thoughts are about procrastination. I would be happy to listen and help!
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” — Paulo Coelho