Overcome procrastination when Doing
I work in the office. I love to come to office daily. Then I start meetings as planned. There's no time for calls or computer tasks because there's ni time in my office when I can concentrate and be alone. I started to book doing time: reading, computer actions. I make phones calls in between meetings.
Though I easily do meetings I hesitate to make calls or do some of the computer actions. Sometimes I feel like the next action I planned to do is silly or has no meaning or something else. And I start procrastinate. I intended a system that helps me with that type of actions.
I open my next action list and start doing one by one (unless there's a really SHOUTING next action on the list). If I feel that next action is not doable and that leads to procrastionation then I allow myself not to do it and:
1. Cross it off my list
2. Never add it to my list
3. Write down a reason I didn't do the action (usually it is a fear of something)
I noted the system helps to do actions and I procrastinate less.
some procrastination strategies
I found myself stuck last week when I pulled out one of my project files. After staring at the file for a few minutes, I wrote down on a small piece of paper, "I do not know what the next action is to move this project forward...." then a few seconds later came, "call someone for help or email Karen about getting together on this."
Ba da bing!
Another strategy I have for something I KNOW I will get stuck on is a separate calendar (tiny book, one week per page) for that project. Any day I work on the project, I put a smily face sticker on that day, and write down what it was that I did (however painful). When I become stuck, or encounter a problem I cannot solve and therefore need to wait on someone/something, I write that in on the day. A few days in the beginning I just wrote "Too scared" in the calendar. Will I have this calendar in a year? I doubt it. Once I have some skills under my belt, and this becomes a habit, the calendar will fall away. Currently, I need as much positive reinforcement as I can get! So the second grade teacher comes out with the stickers! Hey...don't laugh...it is getting done!