Find Time for the 5-Minute Solution and Nip Procrastination in the Bud!

Posted on April 18, 2012, under Time Choices.

Finding time to overcome procrastination is a challenge that you can actually address in just 5-minutes – with 100% success – all the time!  I know that sounds like an extremely bold claim, but in my experience, it really is true.

After all, the core challenge with procrastination is making a start.  That’s the biggest hurdle, and once you’ve moved past it, your procrastination probably recedes like the landscape in your rear-view mirror.

Why 5-Minutes?  Well, in a nutshell, 5-Minutes is a block of time that everyone can give themselves access to, pretty much any time. 

I think that the reason many or most people procrastinate lies in a feeling of overwhelm.  Maybe a task looks too large or you feel like it is beyond you for one reason or another.  You don’t know where to begin, and so you don’t.  The longer you wait, the larger and more overwhelming your task seems.  You are stuck!

So, that’s the beauty of the 5-Minute Solution for procrastination.  You can take 5-minutes pretty much whenever you choose and make a quick start on whatever has you stymied.  There is no need to wait for the “right time” – just decide and do.

And a 5-minute commitment isn’t overwhelming or scary.  You aren’t going to get too far into your task, yet 5-minutes gives you enough time to dip your toe in and begin to get a better sense of your project.  In those 5-minutes you can make a start and know what your next step will be.

Your project no longer looms as an overwhelming monolith.  You have found your way in, have a toehold and some traction, and can continue to move ahead.  As you start making progress you’ll feel energized and engaged … and what had seemed a hurdle will become an ever-expanding horizon.

Now, isn’t that 5-minutes well spent?

What do you typically do when you realize you are procrastinating?  Are there particular practices or tools that you find helpful?  How about topics that you’d like to read more about here?  Please feel invited to drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you and serve your time finding needs!

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There are 3 Responses to “Find Time for the 5-Minute Solution and Nip Procrastination in the Bud!”

#1 Alison - 17 May, 10:08 AM

Wow – how simple – and how effective. Thanks!

#2 Paula - 21 May, 9:13 AM

Hi Alison – Thanks for stopping by! And you’re right – simple and effective. This is a great tip to keep in mind all the time. Do you have particular time challenges that you’d like to see us address here at The Time Finder? Let me know – I’d love to help …

To your time success!

Paula

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