How To Beat Procrastination - The Crucial First Step You Can Take Before You Sleep Tonight

Author : Adam Shafqat | Published On : 02 Mar 2021

Procrastination - the act of avoiding something you want to do by doing other activities you convince yourself are more important and more urgent - is one of the biggest issues creative people wrestle with.

However much you personally struggle with getting down and just creating, without finding a hundred and one other tasks to do first, there's one crucial step you must take before can even begin to overcome procrastination.

Are you ready for this startling revelation, the secret to setting you off on the road to procrastination free creating?

The first step is simple: Admit that you procrastinate.

In fact it's so simple, that's why we tend to overlook it and plunge headlong into all sorts of analysis about why we're not creating.

How often do you find yourself asking questions like:

"Maybe this isn't quite the right project for me?"

"Maybe I'm scared of messing this project up and all that time will be wasted?"

"Maybe deep down I doubt I have the ability to create something like this?"

While these are all genuine and understandable concerns, they all overlook the basic fact that yes you do procrastinate. And that's OK, it's not a hangable offence, it's not something to be ashamed of.

Everyone who creates procrastinates, just to different degrees.

Here's your chance to regain control of that procrastination and start being more creative than you've been in probably longer than you can remember.

It starts with this first crucial step, admit that you procrastinate.

Once you've done that, you can move on to the next step, which is looking at when you're most likely to procrastinate, and how you're most likely to procrastinate.

You won't find some magic secret to why you're procrastinating, a single answer that will pop into your head and let you say "THAT'S why I procrastinate! Now that's out of the way I can get on with creating, I won't ever procrastinate again!"

But once you take this first step of admitting you procrastinate, then you can commit to looking at when and how you procrastinate.

Take this step before you go to sleep tonight.

Tomorrow you'll be more ready for the next step to beating procrastination than you've ever been before.