How To Fight Procrastination

How To Fight Procrastination

We all have those moments where we spend more time doing the things that we probably shouldn’t be doing like catching up on social media, playing games, when really we could be doing something a little more productive. We are all guilty of  doing it sometimes, especially when it comes to wanting to focus on the things that we probably shouldn’t, for example Netflix? Does it remind you of anyone? It definitely reminds me of me.

So when it comes to blogging and life in general, how can we beat procrastination and actually get your stuff done?

Set Reminders

When it comes to making sure I stay writing, I have to make sure that I set a variety of reminders to keep me working. The advantage of this is it helps me to stay on track, yes it might be annoying them constantly going off, however, the good thing about it, is it keeps me going. If it comes to it, you can also use motivational quotes if it really helps you, I have to admit it can keep me going when I really need it the most.

Be Accountable

When it comes to going through with what you want, for example blog posts or following your schedule you need to make sure that  you hold yourself to account, what I mean by that is you don’t pass the blame onto others, because it is you and only you that can actually motivate yourself to achieve something. Something that helps me is to be vocal about what I’m doing, it can really help you to et everything done but not only that it allows you to stay focused on what you’re trying to achieve.

A Change Of Scenery

This really really really helps me when I’m struggling to work hard, when you change where you’re sitting or even just the surroundings, sometimes you can get content with where you are and get easily distracted, so it really helps me just to change where I am, what I’m doing and my focus changes. Another thing that can really help me is to workout during writing sessions, it really helps me to refocus on what I’m doing!

Try To Create Everyday

Creativity is something we can give back to the world, we can share out thoughts, fears,  dreams, achievements, everything, it’s a chance to share your talents with the world. It can be anything from art, photography, videos, writing, books, music, anything that helps your creative flare!

Don’t Watch The TV

The TV as much as you might think it is a good motivator, I am not joking when I say it can be one of the biggest sources of procrastination ever. I have to admit you might think that it is something that will motivate you and keep you going, but beat that procrastination by turning the TV and just write write write.

Write In Time Blocks

This is so important because there is so much thing as doing too much because in all honesty if you’re doing too much then it is just as bad as procrastinating, because you’re fuelling that procrastination. By scheduling, you can enable yourself to keep going, but also it will help to beat the procrastination.

Create A Playlist

I find this so helpful, if you have a certain type of song that motivates you to get through your to do list, create a playlist that gets you moving. Use whatever helps you, get in the mood and go with the flow of your writing system, you can do this!

Take Time For You

When you’re struggling with procrastination, sometimes it can be because you’re working too much and you’re not having enough time to yourself. Everyone at some point needs time to themselves, they need time to take a step back and just have a day were you do something for you!

Turn Off Social Media

We are all guilty of checking social media too much, but not only that if you’re a blgoger, social media is ridiculously important to you, so what I do when I’m struggling to write a blog post I have some fab tips for you. What I do is I turn off all of my social media on my laptop, I put my phone somewhere where it is going to take time for me to get it back and just concentrate on the writing!

What do you do to beat procrastination? Leave your tips in the comments!

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27 Comments

  1. 04/03/2016 / 7:32 am

    I really have to focus when writing blog posts! Usually I write best when I’m sitting at a table with the radio on and a notebook full of to-do lists, which keep me motivated x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      04/03/2016 / 1:39 pm

      That is so good darling! Noteboks ae literally everything, I have so many it is ridiculous!?

  2. 04/03/2016 / 1:49 pm

    Great post. I’m an excellent procrastinator. And also, I like to kid myself I can mult-task. In that, I’ll try to watch a movie and write a blog post. But I just end up watching the movie. Haha! Definitely going to employ some of these tips to help me procrastinate less! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/03/2016 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so much sweetheart, it honestly means a lot! I hope they help you darling, please do let me know how you get on with the tips!?

  3. 04/03/2016 / 11:17 pm

    These tips are absolutely amazing girl!! I am quite good with being organized and not procrastinating as I find my time so precious so I always love making the most of it !!! I definitely follow these tips … however I have never tried a playlist before! I must give it a go.. thanks for this most lovely lady!!

    Saira
    http://www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    xo

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/03/2016 / 10:54 am

      A playlist is my must have when it comes to procrastination, a playlist is one of my go to things to fight procrastination. Make a playlist that you can sing along to too, that helps me!?

  4. 05/03/2016 / 3:05 pm

    A little cheaty one – treat yourself after you do something proactive. Little motivational bitsies work miracles.

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/03/2016 / 10:56 am

      Totally agree, it gives you something to work towards!?

  5. 05/03/2016 / 5:29 pm

    Brilliant ideas. I’ve gone back to work and I have a freelance contract with a digital agency and frankly it’s gotten me so much more motivated. It pays less than my previous job (minimum wage), but it has much more opportunities for me to grow within the company. To procrastinate less, I need to be doing something that i feels rewarding.

    eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/03/2016 / 11:03 am

      That is so important, if you have more opportunities, then it means you could potentially move up within the company. Just continue to work hard, you will move up so quickly!?

  6. 06/03/2016 / 9:50 am

    I am the queen of procrastination and I’ve been looking for some things to help me limit the time I spend procrastinating and this post is perfect! I’m about to do a bit of blogging and I often then get caught up in social media stuff. Today I’m going to try your writing in blocks tip. Thanks for a really helpful post.

    Ffion
    http://www.shembusiness.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/03/2016 / 11:04 am

      Thank you so much lovely! I’m totally the same when it comes to blogging and social media, it is literally like an addiction that continues to pull you back! Please do let me know how you get on with the tips!?

  7. 06/03/2016 / 12:39 pm

    This is so helpful! I am a professional procrastinator. I bought a book on how to beat procrastination ten years ago…never read it!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/03/2016 / 3:41 pm

      Procrastination can totally kill your vibes and it stops you from doing anything! Please do give a read!?

  8. 07/03/2016 / 8:56 pm

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog during the #BDIB chat! I think I’m your 500th follower! As a serial procrastinator, this was much needed. I will find ANY excuse, but making myself accountable sounds like it would really work! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com PS. Enter my giveaway to win a MAC lipstick!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      08/03/2016 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much for your comments! It honestly means a lot! I hope it helps, if you give the tips a go, please do let me know how you get on!?

  9. 07/03/2016 / 9:55 pm

    When it comes to writing blog posts I’m easily focused and can get things done but with other work sometimes I struggle to keep on track. So I’ll try and apply some of these tips to my daily work life. I’ve actually been loving soft House music and natural sounds (like rain) as background music when I’m working. It’s surprisingly helpful. x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      08/03/2016 / 12:07 pm

      If these tips help you, please do let me know how you get on with them, would love to know your thoughts!?

  10. 08/03/2016 / 2:52 pm

    Great tips, especially the change of scenery. If I’ve been unproductive for an hour I have to go somewhere else or I just know I’ll lose the whole day.

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      08/03/2016 / 6:20 pm

      It will totally help you sweetheart, even if you’re going to the garden (if the weather is nice) or back to bed!?

  11. 01/04/2016 / 8:14 pm

    I agree. Turning off social media really helps me to write. But sometimes I watch TV to look for ideas.

  12. 09/04/2016 / 7:10 pm

    These are simply great ways to fight procrastination 🙂

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      10/04/2016 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you darling! They’re all fabulous things that I do on a regular basis to fight the procrastination!?

  13. 06/05/2016 / 12:08 pm

    I’m terrible at procrastinating when it comes to assignments, so this has given me a right boot up the bum to get them over with. I think I need to set myself goals/reminders to get something done – that way I’ll actually stick to it x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.u,

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/05/2016 / 4:14 pm

      Snap! Procrastination is definitely not my friend and then I end up getting nothing done. Setting goals are an amazing way of getting things done!?

  14. 02/01/2017 / 5:13 am

    I love this post so much. I am a huge procrastinator, and I actually have been trying to follow a lot of these tips already, but some of the things you mentioned, I have not even thought to try. I love them! Thanks so much. I followed you on bloglovin’. Excited to read more of your posts. I would love if you checked out my blog, as I just started xxx
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  15. 03/01/2017 / 11:29 pm

    Fantastic tips! I always feel when I’m procrastinating, that I just really need to clear my mind, sometimes a walk is really helpful (depending on what you’re procrastinating over) x

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