Rita Emmett is a self proclaimed recovering procrastinator. She has written a few different successful books on the topic! She explains how to take the STING out of procrastination.
Select one task you've been putting off
Only one! Often we end up putting off different tasks because we lump them all together. Pick the one top thing that needs to get done that you have been putting off. Maybe pick the one that has been eating at you the most. You know, the one that every time you look at it you roll your eyes and grunt.
Give the task one hour. Most everyone can stay attached to something for a hour.
Ignore everything else around you
And she means everything! No thoughts of chores, email, text-messaging, kid's activities, etc.
No breaks allowed
Take your restroom trip before you start and make sure your favorite music is playing and you have your water or soda, etc. Work straight through.
Give yourself a reward when the task is done
When you complete your task, CELEBRATE!
Would this work for you?
You tell me! Have you ever tried something like this? How did it go? What worked well and what did not? Are there tips you can give others to make this type of STING a success? Please share your comments.