To do or not to do! That is the question of many a procrastinator. Why get anything accomplished when you can spend all day pondering whether or not you should commit to a task. When you say it like that, it doesn’t make much sense, does it? You need to retrain your brain to recognize the signs of procrastination as they first begin to take hold. Once you recognize the signs of how your brain is trying to trick you, you can consciously make the decision to act instead of waste all your time pondering. That’s the key to a productive life.
Let’s face it, the majority of the decisions that you’re faced with on a day to day basis are not decisions that warrant spending hours debating which direction to go. Learn to be honest with yourself and you’ll go much further, much faster. When making a decision to do or not do something, do not allow yourself to put more thought into it than should be required given the benefits vs. consequences of the decision at hand.
Keep things in perspective. How much benefit did you receive from taking two hours to determine if you will mow the lawn now vs. tomorrow? The task could’ve been accomplished in that time and you could have used that two hours to do something much more enjoyable afterwards, but instead, you wasted two hours accomplishing nothing and still have to devote time to getting the actual task done because it still needs done!
When you put your mind to it, you can lead a highly productive, yet also highly enjoyable life spending time doing things you truly enjoy because you intentionally do not procrastinate and you accomplish the tasks you know need done, when they need done, leaving you plenty of free time to spend doing things you enjoying rather than spending hours every day delaying tasks and pondering them while accomplishing nothing.