Solar Flaring to Overcome Procrastination
There are two main ways to overcome procrastination: jump right into the task or ease yourself into it.
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A simple method to ease yourself into work is what I like to call solar flaring.
Here’s how it works:
Start off with something very small and an easy thing to do, and use that forward momentum to get more work done.
This concept is so simple, but also very effective. You are essentially tricking yourself into “work mode” and you can apply this to any type of work. All you have to do is to say to yourself to do something for only a couple of minutes.
Even when you are lazy and procrastinating, doing something for only a couple of minutes is pretty easy to do. It is just another creative way to overcome procrastination.
Just put your iPod on and play some of your favorite music that you listen to when you exercise
Just change into your gym clothes
Just 5 minutes on the cardio machine
Just write out the sender’s email address, subject line, and a couple of bullet points of things you want to write
Just clean your inbox and get it to zero
Just check up on emails you have to follow up on soon
Cleaning living room
Just put the cups and dishes in the sink
Just put the litter in the bin
Just put the trash near the door on the way out
Just create the Word document and save it into the right folder
Just write the outline of the document
Just write the introductory paragraph