You’re dog tired and beat from running yourself through the churn of chores, tasks, appointments and events.
And when the day is finally winding down you might think, ‘How on earth can I start working on my business now, when I’m completely rung out?’
But you know your ‘Why‘, you know in your heart that you must persist, and you believe in your dreams enough to see them to fruition.
So there are a couple of things you can do when you are feeling stuck in the mud, no wind in your sails or lift in your spirit.
Put Procrastination on Pause
First, take a breath.
Relax your mind and give yourself a few minutes to unwind, change clothes, and wash up, stretch, work out, whatever it takes.
While doing this, begin to think of your priorities. By that I mean your action plan – what is the most important thing on your list, looming large and intimidatingly keeping you from starting it?
Now, think of the one small step you can take toward starting it!
Just a step is all, and think in terms of JUST FIVE MINUTES. Give it JUST FIVE!
Now do what it takes to focus on exactly that thing, that first step, for that amount of time, and give it your FULL attention for at least that long, no interruptions, no email, phone or Skype.
But then you might be surprised at what happens next. You’ve gone TEN! Even TWENTY!
And then that large and looming task suddenly has momentum, and doesn’t seem so daunting anymore.
Action vs. Procrastination
Another thing to do to stop procrastination in its tracks is to tackle the little things, you know, those things that so easily clutter your day and pile up on your list if you don’t keep ahead of them.
In those few minutes that you can spare, (take FIVE one more time), tackle some of that, get organized, and do just ONE MORE LITTLE THING that will help you shave something off of your list for tomorrow.
Don’t write something down on your to-do list that will take just as long to knock out!
Even if you’re completely brain dead tired, there’s usually just one little thing you can think of that you COULD do….. Then once you’ve done it, that accomplishment alone is sometimes enough to have you doing two or three more!
Trust me, there are SO many nights when I feel I just can’t do any more.
But then I look at my list, see those leads I have not called, and pick up the phone……
What happens so often is that I make a really great connection with someone who is so happy that I called!
Now you can just imagine how that fuels my fire, lifts my spirits, and makes me happy that I did do that ONE more thing that night.
So get to it, think about your one thing, and get off your keester! Remember….
“Action will destroy your procrastination.” (Og Mandino)
And even if you aren’t in the frame of mind to tackle business activities, think in terms of the motivation you get from reading from powerful personal development books or audios.
Because it is so easy to procrastinate, be very careful and Don’t Let Procrastination Steal Your Business!
I hope this has inspired you to kill that evil procrastination, destroyer of accomplishment, and replace it with powerful intention and positive momentum!
Wishing You Brilliant Success!