Here are 5 tips to help you avoid procrastination:
Set a schedule - Write down everything, from meetings and appointments to listing items in you shop and writing blog posts.
Don't over commit - keep your schedule manageable and realistic. Use the word NO when necessary, and record each new task on your schedule as soon as you receive it.
Figure out what motivates you - Try to take on projects that you really want to do and will enjoy. If you are looking forward to working on a project, it will be easy to get things done. Also put the task that are your least favorite during the day when you have the most energy. During that time it will be easier to take care of those tasks and you will get them done quicker.
Track your progress - Cross things off your list as you complete them. To see items finished on your list will keep you motivated to continue your progress.
Reward your success - If you have a big project to finish break it up into action steps, and reward yourself when you complete each step. The rewards can be simple, sleep in late, go out for coffee, take a longer break for lunch. When you have completed the entire project reward yourself with something you want, a new book or magazine, a day off, a day with friends.
These are simple ideas you can add to your day. Now you just have to put them into action, so that procrastination will be a thing of the past.
What do you do to avoid procrastination?