Why Do We Put Things Off?

by Julie Baird on October 24, 2009

  1. We don’t like the task
  2. We don’t know how to do the task
  3. We don’t know what needs done to complete the task
  4. We don’t see the benefit of completing the task

How can we get over it?

  1. Suck it up – we all have to do things we don’t like. Set a time to do it and get it over with. If you really dread it start working on it for 10mins. After 10 mins -of work, mind you – if you don’t want to continue, stop and set another time for later. Most of the time though once you start, you get involved and keep going.
  2. Find someone who does not know how to do it and ask for help
  3. Break the task down into fairly simple steps that will lead to completion then do them one at a time
  4. Set yourself reward for completion – chocolate is my fave!

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