- Set a timer. Set a timer and work on the task for 25 minutes. Just 25 minutes--not even a whole half hour! Sometimes, it just takes getting started to get the ball rolling.
- Break the task into smaller pieces. Sometimes, we procrastinate because the project seems too overwhelming. Break the task into smaller portions and work on one small step at a time.
- Reward yourself. When you are not looking forward to the task, consider creating a reward for yourself. What will you give yourself when that task is done.
- Change the scenery. Try working in a different environment. If you typically work from home, consider working for the day at the library or at a local coffee shop. It could be just the jolt your system needs to get you back on track.
- Work with an accountability partner. Tell someone what you need to work on and when it needs to be done. Just letting someone know your goal increases the likelihood that you will get it done!
I discuss the strategies for overcoming procrastination in my Udemy course: Productivity & Time Management: Grow Your Side Business. For more information about the course, click here. The video that accompanies this blog post is a clip from the course.