25 Dec Wait… Actually, Procrastinate!
I get asked all the time, “What can I do to stop procrastinating?” And, I often tell my clients an answer that they would least expect. If you find that you procrastinate more than you should, I recommend you not stopping. You read that right, procrastination can be your best asset, when you know how to use it in a productive way.
For example, if you can procrastinate on eating another slice of cake, then you may be that much closer to achieving your weight loss goal. Or, if you can procrastinate spending money on an unnecessary item, then you can stick to your financial budget better.
The key to harnessing the productive power that procrastination can offer starts with you channeling the same behaviors of “putting things off” to areas of your life that may be holding you back from achieving your goals.
The issue with procrastination is that we often tend to apply it to important tasks or parts of our life or business. In this way, your procrastination can be holding you back from working toward your larger goal. However, when you are able to make a list of “non-negotiable” things and stay committed to seeing them through no matter what, then your procrastination behavior can be transferred to those parts of your life that you need to slowly wean yourself away from doing.
Ultimately, the choice is yours. This week make a list of your non-negotiable areas of your life as well as those things that you tend to invest too much time or energy into that are not helping you fulfill your goals. As you go through this week, try procrastinating on the unnecessary habits in your life and take one day at a time, to kick these productivity drains to the curb.