Do you ever think that maybe you’re chronically disorganized? If you think you may be, it’s likely that procrastination has been and continues to be a habit that you’ve formed over your lifetime. This can be a challenge in getting organized, however you can develop and form new habits that will conquer procrastination.
Courtesy of The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (yes, there is in fact such a place), here are a few tips to get you started with overcoming procrastination:
Firstly, motivation is what will get you started on your path, and new habits will keep you going. Simply resolve to get started and you are well on your way.
Secondly, if you write down and prioritize your professional and personal goals you will give ownership to them and feel more compelled to succeed.
Thirdly, breaking up your projects into smaller more managable tasks will assist you in being successful. Avoid the “all or nothing” thinking that will ultimately be an obstacle to your organization.
Lastly, let go of being perfect! Often times we become challenged with doing things perfectly. Experience has taught me that perfectionism is an obstacle to organization. So let it go, and let “good enough” be good enough for you.
Are you ready to develop new habits? How will you overcome the habits that are keeping you from getting & staying organized?