It’s a fact of life: procrastination happens. Whether it’s something as minor as not getting around to doing the dishes, or something more serious like postponing an important project at work, we all fall prey to procrastination from time to time.
The key to overcoming your fear of procrastination is to treat it with humor. After all, laughter is the best medicine! Here are some humorous tips and tricks to help you kick procrastination out the door once and for all.
Make It a Game
Procrastination can become a “game” if you approach it with the right attitude. For example, make yourself a challenge: try getting done 3 tasks in 10 minutes or less. Set up a reward system that encourages you to keep playing this “game” every day.
Find An Accountability Partner
Find someone who is willing to be your accountability partner and keep each other motivated throughout the day. Come up with funny goals together, such as: “If I finish this task before lunchtime, I get an ice cream sundae!”
Embrace Timers and Reminders
Set reminders on your phone or desktop calendar so that you don’t forget about upcoming tasks. You can also set timers that remind you how long it should take for you complete certain tasks – the ticking clock will spur you into action and help you stay focused on the job at hand.
Take Breaks – And Make Them Fun!
Give yourself permission to take breaks in between projects or tasks so that when you come back, you have renewed energy and enthusiasm for what lies ahead of you. Use this break time wisely by engaging in activities that make you laugh – watch a funny movie or stand-up routine; play games with friends; even listen to comedic podcasts! These little moments of joy will give you the necessary boost of motivation needed for tackling any big goals or challenging tasks awaiting your attention afterwards.
Celebrate Your Achievements
Last but certainly not least – celebrate your achievements! Give yourself credit for ticking off those boxes on your ever growing list of accomplishments – no matter how small they may seem in comparison with larger goals looming ahead of them – they still deserve their moment in the spotlight…as well as in your heart! So go ahead and give yourself permission to feel proud because there really are no limits when it comes to achieving greatness one step at a time!