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How to stop procrastinating- 4 step proven process

How to stop procrastinating

In this animated video, I’ll show you how to stop procrastinating right now with this proven 4 step process.
Let’s start. That’s the hardest part. Starting any task is where we all get help up.

Start with your favorite part. If you’re writing a paper, maybe coming up with a title is your favorite part. Start there. Once you get started, rest of it becomes easier.

Ok step two: break up the task into smaller tasks. Is it a paper you have to write? Is it a work task you just don’t want to do? Break it down to the smallest junks and write them all down.

Step 3: create rewards for yourself. It could be anything. You have a paper to write and you’re watching this video.

Step 4: still having a hard time? Change your environment. Re-decorate your room or go work at a coffee shop. If it’s nice out, go do your work at a park. A change in your surrounding can have a big impact and help you focus and get things done.

How to stop procrastination should be answer with these 4 steps. Follow them and you will get results.

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I’m not gonna start the this video by telling you why procrastination is bad and it’s basically you lying to yourself and making excuses for why you’re not doing what you’re suppose to be doing. Instead, let me start by telling you some practical advice on how to stop it right now.

Let’s start. That’s the hardest part. Starting any task is where we all get help up. For example, coming up with this script. Even though I know a ton about the topic, I still need to start writing the script. So I started with my favorite part of the task. Researching and learning more about the topic before I started to write. Do the same with your project. Start with your favorite part. If you’re writing a paper, maybe coming up with a title is your favorite part. Start there. Once you get started, rest of it becomes easier.

Ok step two: break up the task into smaller tasks. Is it a paper you have to write? Is it a work task you just don’t want to do? Break it down to the smallest junks and write them all down.

Then assign times and create a schedule for yourself. Maybe it’s just 5-minute chunks or one hour junks. It doesn’t matter. If you make smaller junks from your projects and create a schedule for yourself, that deadline and timeline will force you to complete it, one small step at a time rather than looking at a big mountain in front of you.

Let’s take a large goal that I procrastinated about. Making weekly animation videos.

If I waited until Sunday to make a video for Monday, it wouldn’t be a great video. So I made a daily schedule. Monday and Tuesday are research, Wednesday is script writing and Thursday and Friday is voice recording and animation. That worked so much better. Not I dedicate an hour a day to those tasks instead of waiting until the weekend. So make macro schedules and stick to them.   Even if it’s a long-term goal like losing weight. You’ll never get there without goals and daily tasks. Write it all down and check them off as you go. You’ll feel a lot more accomplished each day.

Step 3: create rewards for yourself. It could be anything. You have a paper to write and you’re watching this video. Create a reward that if you write one page or read a research paper, you’ll give yourself another break and do something for 10 minutes like watch more videos. With dieting and fitness, it could be a cheat meal. Whatever it is, you’ll need to have an immediate incentive for yourself, and that will give you more motivation to start something and get the ball rolling. Often times, once you start, you’ll get more done that you planned. Just make sure you complete that small task before you reward yourself. Don’t cheat yourself here.

Step 4: still having a hard time? Change your environment. Re-decorate your room or go work at a coffee shop. If it’s nice out, go do your work at a park. A change in your surrounding can have a big impact and help you focus and get things done.

Now instead of watching another video on this, start with step 1 and do it. Open a doc and start typing your task. Find a starting point and break down the rest to small junks and make a micro schedule for each small task.

Then create incentives for yourself when you finish each task and if you still have a hard time, change your environment. Before you go, make sure you subscribe to this channel for more videos like this. Now go get it done. See you next time.

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