How To Stop Procrastination


Welcome Organista let’s tackle a touchy subject with honestly.


Are you stuck in a routine, a routine of having no routine at all? Perhaps procrastinating has become your routine? Are you procrastinating to the point of nothing happens and over thinking thoughts get in the way of everything – and this becomes a negative cycle.

I know some people really enjoy the ‘preparation’ of tackling tasks rather than the actual working through those challenges to get them completed. Be careful because this is sometimes a sneaky tactic to put things off……

My main focus is getting things done. I’m a getting things done kind of girl! A professional creator of lists – in fact our whole household runs on lists:

What is your style?

I’m a slight (okay more than slight!!) over thinker, I like to prepare and plan for a task. I often have multiple tabs open, I’m definitely a multi tasker. I’ve learnt to lower my expectation a little because nothing is perfect.

Or must tackle one job at a time…. I’ve learned from this is – sometimes it’s good to get a job done methodically


I’m a preparer and perfectionist….

I’ve learnt consistently putting off tasks feels self-defeating the consequences of which ultimately affect us negatively.


I thought I was a 100% procrastinator until I was told I was a perfectionist!! Thank you Claire @nakedprgirl 🩷



Experts define procrastination as a self-defeating behavior pattern marked by short-term benefits and long-term costs. procrastination can affect our well-being.


Procrastination grows in power when you don’t have a specific deadline:

Many people I work with have a routine of procrastinating, recognising this pattern in yourself is a major step to putting your head on the right way round (as I like to call it) by preparing for what is ahead and recognising you might self sabotage yourself, is actually a huge step in the right direction! Once you have put it out there to yourself it’s almost a relief as you realise the small changes you are making begin to feel good.


Routine helps so much!

As things begin to change and the way you choose to begin your day and tackle tasks. Once you have learnt this new pattern it will become your normal your routine as normal as brushing your teeth. It will just be something that you get done. Sliding into your routine feels good, creating and maintaining good habits that will spread into the rest of your life in a positive way.


If I set myself a deadline I find I tackle my list with gusto! However, if I allow myself leeway and remove any urgency I can find myself procrastinating…… often thinking of other tasks to do because let’s face it it is much more interesting to start something new rather than finishing the boring old thing that you had to do and that’s been hanging around for ages.


Do you have things that stay on a to-do list for weeks and months that could get done in an hour?

Create a regular get it done window.

Getting things done gives me a feeling of elation. And the more often I do things that give me that feeling of elation trains my brain into enjoying tasks.

Break your list into chunks
Create a deadline
Categorise by the size of the task
Remember: You can often work through much quicker if a task is only going to take between one and five minutes tackle those first – this will create a sense of achievement and set you up for the more complex or more time consuming stuff.

Enjoy ticking things off your list and don’t forget to reward yourself with coffee or reading a book.



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