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1 year ago

Getting yourself started on a task

Hey folks, is there any trick you use to get started doing something (even if you really want it but still postpone / get distracted by other stuff/ decided to do other things first) that you found out yourself work for you (which thus do not come from the course about procrastination on this app)? Thanks a bunch! 😃🙌🏻💪🏼🙏🏻😊

willowinthewind avatar

Break it down to the smallest steps. So small your brain doesn’t try to talk you out of it. For exercise, start with put on shoes.

Hans  avatar

When I have a bajilion things to do it write at most 5 unrelated tasks that small I have to get don’t that week. I can’t do any household tasks but those. And i can’t add tasks till all five are done. This makes it so whenever i think about another task that I am procrastinating I think “no I’m not procrastinating that task I’m procrastinating my fridge tasks” making it so all my attention is only those so I end up doing them out of spite….. short answer do it out of spite

silkything avatar

Do 10 minutes. I find I can agree with myself that 10 minutes (5 on a bad day) isn’t a long time and I can do that… then if after 10 mins I want to stop, I can. I even set my timer. After that time I’m usually hooked into it so it gets done. (I haven’t done the course so I dont know if this is one of the suggestions.)

jstdntevnwrry avatar

This was in one of the procrastination videos on here

gracer avatar

Task initiation is so hard for me so I’m keen to here what people say!

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