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Think this Way about Tasks To Beat Procrastination

change-button-smallProcrastination is something that just about everyone has struggled with, whether facing a monumentally large task or a small, less important one.

Many people who struggle with procrastination regularly view the task at hand as a large, towering, overbearing giant that overwhelms them to the point of putting it off.

But, if you simply shrink the task, make it very small in your mind’s-eye; you will surely view it as less intimidating. As you set out to complete it, you should also break the task into smaller work-load increments.

Remember, the goal is to make the task smaller in as many ways as you can, so that you feel less overwhelmed by the idea of sitting down to actually work on it.

Once you finish one increment of the task, decide if you’d like to continue. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. If you’d like to stop, allow it. But if you’re finding that the task isn’t so daunting after all, keep pushing forward!

It’s important to note that if you want to stop, absolutely stop. Pick it back up in a little while, after the stress has worn off. When you decide to continue, do it in small increments as you did before.

I’m sure you will find that whatever it is that you are trying to do will get done with ease, and that you’ll feel a certain sense of relief after knowing that it’s done and the pressure is gone!

Think this Way about Tasks To Beat Procrastination

Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.

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Bundrant, M. (2016). Think this Way about Tasks To Beat Procrastination. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 6, 2020, from


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