How to Get Rid of Procrastination
Build Your Online Business Better And Faster!
Want to work only 4 hours a day?
But (and it’s a big ‘but’), buying that magnificent house big enough for 3 families; getting that car that will make your friends drool; unwinding on a beautiful vacation; and more through Internet Marketing will only be possible if…
You Are Productive And Manage Your Time Well!
And this is where most online business owners and Internet marketers fail big time! They spend long hours in front of the computer without getting anything done (I once belong to this category). They sit down with the intent of publishing a new post, tweaking their sales copy, or driving MORE traffic to their site. But at the end of the day, all they do is surf aimlessly on the information highway.
Countless Internet marketers and online business owners are victims of the dreaded disease called Procrastination. For the purpose of this article procrastination can be defined as “needlessly delaying tasks for no valid reason or replacing high priority tasks with low priority tasks.
Of course, we all have plenty of online business-related tasks or activities that we can’t do at the moment and delay them for very valid reasons. But delaying them for no valid reason or replacing high priority tasks with low priority one is not going to help you build your online business!
What do you do when you procrastinate?
Many people don’t understand or even realise when they are procrastinating, although it is important to also understand the reasons for your procrastination. The real key to curing the procrastination disease is to be fully aware of how you procrastinate.
By being more aware of your habits and patterns of behaviour that you’ve unconsciously developed over the years, you can redirect your energy to form new habits and behaviours that can be used to benefit both yourself and your business.
To tweak and optimize your performance and output for your Internet marketing business, you should identify how you go about doing anything. After identifying certain negative behaviors you have and analyzing them in-depth, you can use their onset to channel your energy towards worthwhile goals.
In simpler terms, the first step to being productive is to know the “HOW” of procrastination.
The First Step
The first essential step is very easy. Just grab a pen and notebook, and for the next 7 days, procrastinate just like you always do. The only difference being that you have to be very aware of what you are doing and make a note of your activities, both the time you do them, and how long you spend on them, don’t start to analyse your behavior during this period, Just be aware of what you are doing.
Why Procrastinating Some More and Observing It Is Critical
Keeping a log of your daily activities will give you an insight into where your time goes, in turn this will allow you to take control of where you spend your time.
After the 7 day period, you will be astonished at how much time goes into social media, non important Internet research, unimportant Internet searching etc, more importantly though you will start to get a picture of the sorts of things that trigger your periods of procrastination.
You might realise that when you look at your emails on your smart phone before you have even had breakfast may well lead to a very unproductive day, or perhaps you have developed a habit of logging into your favourite Facebook group when you should in fact be spending the time updating your blog or finishing that article that needs to be submitted to that online directory.
When you gain such insights, when you are aware of how you procrastinate and what triggers them, you will be ready to redirect your time and energy to something worthwhile the next time you sit down to work on your online business.
So don’t delay! Procrastinate some more, list your activities down, and make that first step towards being productive.