Thursday, September 1, 2011
Live your life with more purpose….
How do you find the inspiration to begin and how do you stay motivated over time despite setbacks?
3 Super Tips for Procrastinators
Who Want To Get Back On Track Fast
There is a common question that has important implications
How can I motivate myself when I'm tired of something, when
I lose hope on something or I feel bored?
When you've decided to stay focused on a goal, it's a good
thing to concentrate on ways to make the move easier and
more lasting. If you find that you lose motivation when you
are tired or bored, having certain insights might help.
Here are some tips for procrastinators:
a) Live your life with more purpose.
Are you spending more time moving away from the negatives
then you are moving towards your goals and desires? Living
your life on purpose is not about having all the answers to
what and where you want to go. Your life's purpose can be
finding out what your life purpose is!
Still, if you are working your way towards something, make
sure you are concentrating on the positives. Focusing on
something you don't want is a guaranteed way to lose
momentum, get tired and become bored.
b) Procrastinator, Know thyself!
There is no one set of rules or tips for procrastinators
that will cover everyone. Gain some insight into what
causes you to struggle with focusing. Act as a detached
observer and you might be surprised how you can pinpoint
the things that tend to distract you.
For example, if you would easily complete your homework
while listening to music while you were younger, as an
adult that may no longer be true. Check if you are doing
things out of habit. Try turning off the radio.
Approach this with a relaxed and healthy perspective and
you'll be surprised with the little things you can do to
improve your focus.
c) Pay attention to what you spend your time on.
Are you spending a lot of time on something that is not
important to you? Have you taken on projects because you
thought you should and not because you were genuinely
interested? The time you spend on doing tasks that you
really don't enjoy could be spent on doing things you do
You can easily eliminate unnecessary or undesirable tasks
by taking the time to decide whether you want to do
something or not. Learn to say no to time wasters!
A really important tip for procrastinators is don't agree
to do something right away! If that really makes you
uncomfortable, practice with a friend. A simple, "I'll have
to give that some thought and get back to you," can be one
of the best statements you'll ever learn.
Think about the alternative: taking on another task that
you have no interest in but you said yes to because you are
worried about what people might think. Procrastinators who
do this need to realize that accepting something and then
not completing it on time or not even doing it well is not
doing anyone any good!
If you try these tips for procrastinators you should start
to see old patterns falling away. Just remember that it
takes a little time to form a habit and the time you spend
on feeling more productive and energized is time well spent.
Clearly, understanding procrastination is only the first
step towards overcoming it.
The big question is how do you find the inspiration to
begin and how do you stay motivated over time despite
You already know what procrastination and low motivation is
costing you. And you know deep down that nothing is going
to change for the better until you do.
Posted by HSBP Class of 72/73 Sixth Formers at 9:43 AM