“We’ll have to go through those boxes at some point.”
“We’ll sort the files in that cabinet at a later time.”
How many times have you heard phrases like that, perhaps even coming out of your own mouth? Procrastination can be quite an easy way out of doing some extra work. At first, it might start off rather innocently. Maybe you are really tired or busy on that particular day, and you genuinely want to plan to do some decluttering as soon as you can. However, procrastination always leads to one thing: more procrastination!
Keep reading to learn more about how procrastination might be contributing to the clutter in your life, and how to stop adopting such a negative habit, which affects many of us.
Getting organized over time is probably the best, and easiest way to fight procrastination. If you schedule your activities, there isn’t much leeway to procrastination, because theoretically, it’s all in your calendar! Make time to do whatever you need to do, so you can easily manage your effort and work.
Giving in to procrastination is a little bit like staring at a candy bar. You know you want it, and it would be easy for you to reach for it, even though you know it’s not good for you and you probably should eat something healthier.
The only way to get out of this situation is self-control. If you are disciplined about the way you manage your activities, you will be able to come up with a better, more upfront lifestyle, which also includes decluttering!
Distractions are the gateway to procrastination, and the problem with our lifestyle is that we are literally surrounded by countless distractions each day. In this modern day of smartphones and the internet at your fingertips, getting distracted is easy. It’s up to you to stay focused and remember that every time you get stuck focusing on a distraction, it’s time you’re taking away from your valued personal life, development, and growth.
Don’t let distractions get in the way of a clutter-free life. Take the time to understand the process and learn how you can easily turn your life around in many ways, if you just avoid giving in to procrastination and distractions of various kinds.