Finding Time to Outwit Another Time Gremlin: The Procrastinator

Finding Time nowadays requires a strong will. Think of all the tasks, activities, and tempting distractions that surround you.

How do you finally choose what you’ll do? What do you leave behind? Does it sometimes feel like you’re a juggler as you manage competing priorities?

When you put off something low-priority, of course, you are engaging in effective time management. But if you face serious consequences for ignoring something important, then it’s time for you to confront the Procrastinator Gremlin.

The Procrastinator Gremlin draws strength from denial. The better you are at putting things out of your mind, the more unfinished business accumulates. Soon, you simply can’t tie up all the loose ends.

Why Procrastinate?

Because procrastination usually feels pretty pleasurable, it’s always a good strategy to identify the payoff that tempts you the most.

    • Perhaps procrastinating helps you dive into something you truly enjoy … even when other activities are top priority.
    • Maybe forgetting your challenge feels better than facing it squarely.
    • Or do you rationalize that you work “best” under pressure? Write down what feels threatening about exercising your positive control.

Remember that no matter what the motivation, the unfinished business that’s hanging over you will still poison your pleasure.

Breaking the Procrastination Deadlock:

To create an antidote to the Procrastinator Gremlin, ask yourself:

    • When you decide to stop procrastinating, what will end?
    • When you decide to stop procrastinating, what will begin?
    • What first step can you commit to right now to take charge and put your Procrastinator in its place?

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