There’s always so much to think about and it usually feels like we’ll never have enough time to do everything on our ever-growing list. Instead of being motivated by an overwhelming amount of work we sometimes become paralyzed or, at the very least, we procrastinate. This is usually the worst possible thing that can happen in those situations but based on experience it seems inevitable. Here are a few ways to make sure you get over your workload and stop procrastinating.
Step 1 – Break each project down into smaller tasks. Once you start seeing the smaller pieces come together to form the big picture you’ll feel a lot better about the progress you’re making.
Step 2 – Change your perspective. Instead of thinking, “I have to do this today,” try, “I’d like to get this done today.” This takes a lot of pressure off of you and makes the whole process a little more fun.
Step 3 – Stop trying to be perfect. As we all know by now, nothing is ever perfect. This doesn’t mean you should settle for “good enough” but just try to put it in perspective. Often times we end up focussing on the details that no one else would notice or understand.
The final step is to reward yourself along the way. You need little things to help you actually internalize the progress you’ve been making, otherwise you keep feeling like you’ll never be done. On top of that, you start to wonder why you’re working as hard as you have been.