How To Stop Procrastinating
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How To Stop Procrastinating

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Hey guys,

In this post today I will be sharing tips on how to stop procrastinating.

Procrastinating can be a very bad thing because it stops people from achieving their dreams, i can attest to that because i procrastinate a lot sometimes i wonder if i am the queen of procrastination , i mean when it comes doing things i keep postponing them even to write this post, i kept postponing it. So I hope this tips on how to stop procrastinating can help you guys.

I know it’s not easy getting rid of a bad habit, i know because i try every time there are times when i get some break through but there are also times when there is not a break through. Before we get to the tips on how to stop procrastinating, let’s talk about the types of procrastinator that there is so that you can understand it better.

Types Of Procrastinators

Perfectionist: This type of procrastinator are the ones that are always trying to make everything perfect, the timing has to be perfect, the materials has to be perfect in other for whatever it is they want to work on. While trying to make everything perfect they don’t get anything done because they keep waiting for the perfect timing and the perfect materials to get started.

DayDreamers : Another type of procrastinator is the day dreamers, the day dreamers are the type of procrastinators that day dream about what it is they want to active but never actually taking the necessary step into making that dreaim a reality. I believe I kinda of fit in to this type of procrastinator because I can visualize what it is I want to achieve in a day or a month but to actually start taking the necessary step is where the problem is. But I have been taking steps on how to stop procrastinating and I will share it you guys after the types of procrastinator.

Self Sabotage: This type of procrastinator are the ones that do nothing at all, they know they are supposed to be working on the goal they have set for themselves and the chore that they are supposed to do but they just decide to to do nothing at all.

The Last Minute Rushers: This type of procrastinators are the ones that do the last minute rushing. Whenever they are given a job to do they won’t do it on time, they will wait till the last minute and start rushing to finish the job and most times they don’t get the job done or the job isn’t up to the standard.

The Lazy Ones: This type of procrastinator are the ones that decide what they feel like what to do rather than what should be done. They will rather take on the easy tasks than the hard ones.

That is the types of procrastinators and I hope this has helped you learn the types of procrastinator now let’s get into how to stop procrastinating.

How To Stop Procrastinating

Get Rid Of Distractions : The first thing to do is to get rid of any distractions ,whenever I have work to do the first thing I do is to make sure I pit my phone in airplane mode because my number one distraction is my phone my phone once I do that, I get down to work without getting distracted. Find out what distract you easily and try to get rid of it.

Get Yourself Organized: Another tip on how to stop procrastinating is getting yourself organized, I always feel a bit better whenever I put down my thoughts or I write out the outline of a blog post that I want to write. So if you want to stop procrastinating, you need to start getting yourself or your work place organized.

Set And Achievable Goals: The third step on how to stop procrastinating is by setting simple but most importantly achievable goals. Most people set goals that are impossible to achieve but to stop procrastinating you need to start setting goals that are simple, you can break down your goals into achievable bits.

Start Timing Yourself: Timing yourself whenever you want to start working can really help you with stopping procrastinating, so what I do is I set my timer to two hours and that two hours I break it down to thirty minutes because my attention span is very short, so I have to go finish a blog post within that time phase and guys I can tell you confidently that it has helped me a lot. So all you have to do is time yourself try out how long you can finish a task from there I know you will definitely get a routine out it.

Take Breaks: All work and no play makes us dull, so if you want to keep yourself on top your game then you need to take breaks whenever you are working on something. While taking a break you can read my blog post on 20 Things To Do When You Are Bored.

Get Yourself A Reward: The sixth tip on how to stop procrastinating is getting yourself a reward after you have achieved a certain goal, basically what I do whatever I finish writing a blog post or I just finished achieving a drawing goal I either reward myself by watching TV for three hours or get myself something that I have been craving for a long time, this helps want to achieve more of my goals.

Change Your Environment: I used to write my blog post on my bed and I couldn’t get much done but once I started working, I noticed a change in my productivity, I was writing more and didn’t feel like not doing anything. If you can change your environment then you might just see a change in your productivity level.

Try To Make Friends with People Who Inspire You: Another tip on how to stop procrastinating is to reach out to people who inspire you and try to make friends with them, this will help you achieve more of your goals. What I did was I connected my love for blogging and my life long dream of becoming an on air personality, I reached out on instagram to one of my favorite on air personality (she inspires me a lot) and also to other bloggers on twitter this has helped me a lot in focusing on my goals. You can also do the same for yourself. You can follow or reach out to me on Instagram.

Set Goals With A Friend: The second to the last tip on how to stop procrastinating is to set goals with a friend, this process will help in keeping you and your friend accountable to each other and to your goals.

Don’t Wait For The Perfect Time: The last tip on how to stop procrastinating is to stop waiting for the perfect time, there is no perfect timing to anything especially when it comes to your dreams, it either you start on it right now or you don’t.

Lastly guys, no one and I mean no one can help you achieve your goals for you, you have to do that by yourself, yes you will get help along the way but you are the one that will put in the hard work. I have given you tips on how to stop procrastinating but I won’t be there to help you put it in to action you have to do that yourself, you don’t need to think about it JUST DO IT and I am sure it will be worth your while in the end.

That is all the tip on how to stop procrastinating. I hope you are making the best out of this quarantine period take this opportunity to start working towards your goals and also remember to WASH YOUR HANDS and DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE, ALWAYS MAINTAIN 5 FEET FROM EVERYONE. STAY SAFE GUYS.

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46 Comments

  1. I’m a recovering day dreamer, lol. I’m doing a lot better though.

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    1. Adenike says:

      I am glad to hear that

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  2. Great post! These are some truly wonderful tips. I think of myself as a perfectionist that definitely procrastinates under the guise of “performs well under pressure.” I’ve never seen these categories before, so it’s really interesting to reflect. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Adenike says:

      I am glad it helped

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  3. I feel that I’m a mixture between daydreamer and self-sabotager and those tips I have also found to be useful! I have an app that times me and stops the timer if I leave the app!
    -Kyra xx

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    1. Adenike says:

      That’s amazing

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  4. I’m definitely a mix of self sabotage and daydreamer but those tips are great! I have an app that times me and stops if I leave the app! Thanks for sharing!
    -Kyra xx

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  5. Great tips! My favorites are set achievable goals and make friends with someone who inspires you. As for the first one, I am a new blogger, so I have a lot to still learn so the goals I have set often does not include the time it will take to learn how to do that one thing. And then I get discouraged because I didn’t get to all of the things that I wanted to do. As for my reason for procrastinating, it used to be due to daydreaming. But as a blogger, it has to do with not wanting to deal with any of the tasks not related directly to content creation. I think this article can really help me with that.

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    1. Adenike says:

      I am glad that it has helped, you can reach to me on twitter if you want, we can be blogger buddies, we can help each other out and also the twitter community for bloggers is really amazing. You can reach out to me on twitter @nikescorner

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  6. Great tips. I’m really struggling with my motivation when it comes to working from home, so I’ll try a few of these ideas!

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    1. Adenike says:

      Happy that I can help

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  7. So interesting, I am definitely one to procrastinate… even though I desperately try not to! 🌟

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    1. Adenike says:

      It happens to almost everyone, you just have got to believe in yourself

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  8. I’m definitely a daydreamer lol!! I like to set myself mini tasks so I can do one thing I need to, then do nothing, then go off and do another task lol xx

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    1. Adenike says:

      It takes a lot of time but if you are determined you can achieve

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  9. I love how you categorize the type of procrastination! I’m definitely a perfectionist.
    Understanding the underlying cause of being a procrastinator can really help to shed some light on how to attract solutions!

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    1. Adenike says:

      Exactly!!

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  10. Narmeen Nweisser says:

    This is a great post! Definitely will be using these tips!!

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  11. Lizabeth B. says:

    Somehow, at one point or another, I manage to be all of these! I’ve tried so hard to be better at getting things done & achieving my goals. I’ll have to try again with your tips in mind!

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    1. Adenike says:

      am glad i would help

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  12. isobel says:

    I am so terrible for this sometimes, especially with scrolling!

    Isobel x

    http://www.fashionistachic.co.uk

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  13. I definitely fall into the daydreamers category. Will definitely be taking on board some of this advice… great post! X

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    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you for reading

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  14. At times, I’m a mix of Day Dreamer/Self Sabotage. Working on getting better at it. But I love giving myself goals!

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    1. Adenike says:

      i am happy to hear that

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  15. I am definitely the perfectionist! Thanks for sharing this! Very enlightening!

    Hope you are staying safe and making the most of your time at home ❤️

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    1. Adenike says:

      I am, thank you, i hope you are doing the same

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  16. Enjoyed this post! I procrastinate so badly sometimes, either as self destructive or day dreamer! I find setting time limits and turning my phone over helps.

    xo J | http://www.dolledupbyj.com

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    1. Adenike says:

      am happy you are putting in the effort

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  17. I’ve learnt something important from this. Glad I read it

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    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you for reading

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  18. I’m a terrible procrastinator 😪 I sadly fall into several of the categories but I love your recommendations on how to help overcome that!

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    1. Adenike says:

      am glad i would help

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  19. I am obsessed with this topic because procrastination is one of my worst habits. I am always looking for the root cause to defeat it and be able to get things done. I haven’t seen this breakdown of types of procrastinators so far, and this puts another perspective to solving the problem!

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    1. Adenike says:

      I am happy i would help

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  20. Definitely needed to read this! I can’t bring myself to be productive during the quarantine

    Roni ♥
    myelevatedexistence.com

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    1. Adenike says:

      Am happy I could help you

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  21. Thanks for sharing, it’s very helpful as I still struggle to get things done and stop procrastination 👍

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    1. Adenike says:

      Am glad I could help you

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  22. I am definitely last minute if I had to go in a category but making list outlining does help accountability partner is key great points we are all in this together Be Safe!!

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    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you, you too

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  23. I am definitely a ‘self sabotage-r’ especially since my classes have been moved online. Thank you for all you tips and ideas to get over this. I am hoping I can use this to have a productive week!

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    1. Adenike says:

      I am happy it is going to help you

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  24. Love this post! Getting rid of distractions is a big one for me. I also shut myself in my office when the time comes 🙂

    Sophie
    http://www.thecoffeelawdiary.blogspot.com

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