5 Weird (But Effective) Ways You Can Conquer Chronic Procrastination
Eric Barker stashed this in Productivity
I read the article, and the most useful concept for me is DASHES:
A big part of chronic procrastination is dread. The task seems overwhelming. And that’s the first issue that needs attacking: those feelings.
By breaking the problem down into smaller chunks — even ones that require only 1 minute of activity — you prove to yourself the task isn’t insurmountable:
…a dash, which is simply a short burst of focused activity during which you force yourself to do nothing but work on the procrastinated item for a very short period of time—perhaps as little as just one minute.
So this sounds good in theory but you’re probably thinking: what’s that first step and won’t that be horribly, horribly painful?
For any procrastinated task, first thing is to take one minute and just write down the steps you need to do to finish the task:
The first step is admitting you are powerless over procrastination & it has made your life unmanageable. However acceptance is the key...accepting that at some point you have to put down your crayons & get some stuff done... it's a process I know