7 Easy Steps To Stop Procrastination – Direct From The Expert

What do you procrastinate about? 

I’m qualified to talk about procrastination, others might say I shouldn’t be one to preach about it, a case of the pot calling the kettle black etc.  Yes I procrastinate so much I can put off procrastinating about something because I need to procrastinate over something else.

Well now you know about one of my biggest challenges in life! So what?


There’s something I’ve been putting off for some time.  What it is really doesn’t matter except what started off as something straight forward became one huge chunk of rock in my way that I haven’t been able to get on with anything else. And this has gone on for two to three months

Every time I sat down to deal with the huge chunk of rock I couldn’t deal with it.  It was too big and I didn’t know where to start.

I knew I couldn’t carry on like this, so I took the following 7 easy steps.

  1. Take a step back – the closer you are to a situation the more confused it can become
  2. Break it down into simple steps – the smaller the better
  3. Make a list or action plan of all the steps
  4. Give yourself a deadline for the task
  5. Give yourself a deadline for the first task (this is especially important to get you started)
  6. Look to friends, family, contacts as to any help they can provide.
  7. START!


Its amazing how quickly it all came together in two or three weeks.

What I can’t tell you is exactly how much better I feel.  I still have a couple of weeks to go to finish, but I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel or rather a pathway to climb over that huge rock.


What do you procrastinate over and how do you overcome these challenges?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. San
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 17:31:12

    What a beautiful chunk of rock. Am VERY pleased to hear you have a Great End in sight. Me too.


  2. Carolyn Trafford
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 17:42:42

    Keep focused on your goals you will get there


  3. poppyredifa
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 21:37:18

    I’ve been intending to put a comment here, but I keep putting it off.

    I hope we get to hear more about how you eventually got over the chunk of rock.


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