How to Beat Procrastination

Frankly speaking, I really don’t have an answer to that. As a matter of fact, I would rather stop writing now and watch TV instead.

Writing is hard, for me that is. I always need an inspiration to strike before I can write an article that I can be happy about. Which is why most of the time, I find myself procrastinating. Excuses, excuses. Sigh.

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There are a lot of things that I need to do. My Trello board is chaotic right now. But despite that, I still find myself procrastinating from time to time. It’s not that I don’t like what I am doing because I sincerely do.

It just takes an effort to get me off my ass and start working. But once I do, I can work 16-20 hours a day non-stop. Talk about going on both ends of the spectrum.

What keeps me going, though, is having a self-imposed deadline.

This week, for instance, I need to write 3-4 quality content and I’ve only written one. This one I am writing now is not even included on the list that I need to complete this week. I got sidetracked, I know, but I can’t help it. I felt the need to write about procrastination so as to beat procrastination. [Pun intended. Well, not really.]

I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s hard to beat procrastination. It’s always easier to give in than to force yourself to do stuff. But in any case, I say do it in moderation.

Find the balance between having some down time and working your ass off. Think of it this way — for every 4 hours that you work, you get an hour down time. So if you worked 8 hours a day, that gives you 2 hours downtime. Sounds fair, right?

I just made that up to justify to myself that procrastinating is good as long as I meet my deadlines and deliver quality content to my readers. As you can see, procrastinating can sometimes lead to crazy, nonsense thoughts.

You’ve reached the end of this post. Now, excuse me while I go back to watching another episode of GOT and browsing through Pinterest.

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