If you’re always waiting for the perfect moment, that time may never come. And putting things off comes with a steep price; research shows that procrastination has harmful effects that are comparable to alcohol and drug abuse. To overcome chronic procrastination, willpower isn’t enough. You’re going to need a system.
Try These Techniques
You can use long- and short-term strategies to support your new schedule. Establish deadlines for urgency and set up an accountability system with family, colleagues, or friends. Work in intervals for improved focus. Eliminate distractions. Perhaps most importantly, tap deep into your inner sense of purpose by doing meaningful work. Postponing your dreams and goals is the worst kind of procrastination.