March 6, 2017
How To Procrastinate.
There are people who get things done right when they need to, and have everything planned and organized to do so. But there are also people who push things back for ages and keep the mantra "I'll do it tomorrow" on repeat in their heads. Unfortunately, 7/10 times, I am the later. Let me explain to you how to be a procrastinator.
Don't Be Excited About Your Goal/End Project
If you're not looking forward to getting this project finished, it'll never get finished. Be happy that you have something to look forward to and set your focus on.
Let Mundane Things Have Higher Priority Over Your Main Goal
This may happen because you're feeling a little lazy. In your head, it may seem like it'd be easier for you to do something small rather than doing a larger step to get your goal done. This makes sense. However, that time taken to do that smaller thing could certainly be devoted to finishing the bigger picture.
Don't Do The Proper Research/Prep For Your Goal
As a college student, I kind of groan whenever I hear the sentence "Make sure you research your topic!". A lot of times we don't feel like dredging through a bunch of information and picking through it to find the best of it all.
Be Arrogant Overly Confident That You Can Reach Your Goal In A Short Amount Of Time
"I'll finish it in like, two days. I won't even worry about it". This could be true. But that two day project - are you truly proud of it? Did you give it your all? Is it something you'll look back at a few months down the line and say "I put my heart and soul in that and look how awesome it all came out"? Think of things questions before you think you're too cool to spend real time on a project.
Make Up Excuses For Not Taking The Steps To Achieve Your Goal
"I can't find the right store", "I can't find the right color for this", blah blah blah. Excuses can make us feel comfortable and complacent. Stop those. Stop those right now. They're silly, and they only hold you back. Be versatile in ways to complete your end game and realize that not everything will unfold perfectly for you. Nothing is ever perfect. But hard work and effort can make things awesome.
These tips could be applied to absolutely anything. Blogging, school, work, future endeavors, all that.
We all have trouble completing and sticking to goals sometimes. But you can do it and make it amazing - just remember that.