It”s not easy to stay motivated and beat procrastination
while being at home. Too many distractions and feeling that
tasks can always be delayed until tomorrow or the next day
can cause procrastination at home to set in.
The phone rings, you check your e-mail, watch a little TV
and before you know it procrastination at home has stolen
your day and what have you accomplished?
Then the guilt sets in and you promise yourself that
tomorrow will be better, but will it?
It can be with a little creativity and organization.
1. Have a plan including some kind of schedule. Make a list
of the things you want to get done and write them down. It
can be even more helpful to divide the day into thirty
Be realistic about the amount of time each task will take
or you will be overwhelmed by 9:00 a.m. Feel satisfied as
you cross each item off the list.
2. Take care of yourself. Leave time each day for some kind
of physical activity. It”s good for you and can help you
maintain the energy you need.
Try to get outside, the fresh air and light are also good
for you and can boost your immune system and allow you to
It”s especially easy to procrastinate when you aren”t
feeling well. Eat nutritious meals and get enough sleep.
3. Focus on the task at hand. If you try to do too many
things at once you may get discouraged and finish none of
It will seem impossible to complete anything unless you
really pay attention to one thing at a time.
4. Take a break. When you make your schedule be sure to
leave time for a cup of coffee or tea. Time to read a
magazine or take a bath.
This will make your time at home more enjoyable and also
give you little incentives to get things done.
5. Be creative. There is no rule that says you have to do
certain tasks on certain days. Vary your schedule and
include a few jobs you don”t mind doing with a few that you
find less enjoyable.
If you hate cleaning the litter box, the oven and the
windows then don”t schedule them all for the same day. Do
some extra things one day and have a little free time later
in the week to do something you enjoy.
By following these suggestions you will be able to get
things done on time, feel good about what you have
accomplished, stay healthy and enjoy being at home.
Imagine how good you will feel when you beat procrastination at home!
Celebrate each good day and promise yourself a little
improvement on the days when you do procrastinate at home.
It will happen but can be avoided more often if you think
about the five steps above. In no time, you will find that
you have beat procrastination at home.