Procrastination can kill motivation to accomplish your goals. If you struggle to accomplish a task until the last minute, you aren’t alone. In the past, I use to avoid things I needed to do until the very last minute. Whether it was a project that was due or an activity that I had to complete, I thought I worked better under pressure. I was wrong.
I realized that I became more stressed and anxious when I waited. Even though I completed the task, the stress I experienced took a toll on my body. Through the years, I began to use the following three things to stop procrastinating and am now more productive than ever.
Although it may be hard to accept, everything we do in life may won’t always come with ease. We aren’t all made the same, and how we look, act, and perform will all vary. However, over time, constantly comparing ourselves to others can actually distort our self-image and worsen our weaknesses. When you choose to embrace and understand your character flaws rather than dwelling on them, you’ll begin to feel more liberated.
It may come as a shock, but keep reading to learn about what can happen when you begin to embrace yourself for who you are:
“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”
If this proverb doesn’t rock your world, then I don’t know what will. I came across it a few weeks ago, and I have been thinking a lot about the role fear plays in my life.
Asking myself about my fears and the reasons behind them leads me to a lot of questions. Which concerns are rational versus irrational and how do they affect my emotional well-being?
Fear can mean many things to different people. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.
Fear comes from real awareness of danger or anticipation of the possibility of danger. Just because I anticipate something may be dangerous doesn’t mean it’s going to result in something negative. Actually, in my life, 99% of my fears don’t even come true. This means that there are many things I fear that won’t even happen, which results in useless worrying.
Here are a few thoughts helped me walk through my fears that may help you do the same.
I bet you have at least one to-do list. Maybe you have so many to-do lists that you now have a stack. If you are feeling unproductive and overwhelmed with all of your tasks, it’s time for a makeover. You aren’t getting tasks marked off your list because you are working harder than you have to. Does that sound crazy? If so, let me walk you through it.
“Only those that sleep make no mistakes.” I love this quote by Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Ikea because it sums up the past year. Mistakes, celebrations, loss, and life lessons are how I will remember 2018.
I have learned more about my strengths and weaknesses than any year in the past. It also helped me grow personally and professionally. I find it helpful at the end of each year to look back at what I have learned and how far I’ve come. Here are the 11 life lessons that I learned in 2018.