The first step to overcoming procrastination is to look at WHY you do it.
There are a large number of reasons people put things off. One person may be a chronic procrastinator because of a lack of confidence. For another, it could be a passive aggressive move. Some procrastinate to self-sabotage. To further complicate things, there are some who don’t even realize they procrastinate. They’ve subconsciously bought their own excuses.
It is important to try and understand the root cause of procrastination. We are going to share our tips for overcoming the temptation to procrastinate. However, if you don’t discover and deal with the root cause, the battle will never end. It is time well spent to search your heart about why you habitually delay action.
For example, in my case, I survived half a lifetime of extreme verbal and psychological abuse. When I find myself delaying action on something, most of the time, I find the root cause is a lack of confidence. It comes from years of being told how worthless I am. Since I understand that is a large part of why I struggle, I can take steps to address that root issue. All while I get tough with myself to start developing better habits.
Likewise, spend some time pondering why you tend to procrastinate, and in what areas. Work on the inner issues, while applying our solutions for kicking your own rear into gear.