Last month, I shared my frustration with my ongoing procrastination in getting started on my monthly newsletter. As a result, I said that I would work on the next newsletter for 30 minutes each day and promised to report back to you on how I did. In keeping my promise, I wrote the following article;
Being held accountable REALLY DOES work. I definitely made more of an effort to spend time on the planning and preparation of this month's Newsletter, due to my need to keep my promise of reporting back to you. However, I did not spend 30 minutes each day, as originally planned and I made a point of noticing why and how that happened. Here's what I discovered. I noticed that once I got started it was not a good idea to stop after only 30 minutes due to my ongoing difficulty transitioning both in and out, while requiring sustained mental effort, planning and forethought. As many of us know, not exactly an "ADD- user- friendly- activity. " However, what I did realize was that there were several tasks that I could easily transition in and out of in 30 minutes on a daily basis that were more appropriate for scheduling in this way. These tasks were far more automatic and required a lot less organization and thought, such as sorting through the mail on automatic pilot.
So, in conclusion, here's what I learned about procrastination and how this might be helpful to some of you;
I hope my observations about my obstacles around procrastination were helpful to you in developing your own action plan around these kinds of tasks. Perhaps you have some additional ideas that have helped you to overcome your issues with procrastination that you might want to share. If so, please let me know, as I would love to hear from you.
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