Okay, think I can solve your procrastination problem in one blog post? It is doubtful. That is one of the problems with procrastination…it takes time to change your habits. Something, as a society, we are not good at. We want it our way and we want it now. Maybe it is that kind of thinking that brings the clutter in our lives in the first place. What I am suggesting is to acknowledge your habitual thinking and make appropriate changes.
Step 1 Why do you procrastinate? When you think about going though an area to declutter, what is the next thought you have? Do you hate the process? Are you drained? Is it other people’s clutter and you don’t want to cause problems? Be honest with yourself. Do you even know? If not, give it time. If you focus on what is going on in your mind, eventually, you will figure it out.
Step 2 Once you believe you have an answer to step 1 then solve it. How? How do you change your habits to stop the procrastinating? First, be patient with yourself. Stop beating yourself up over all the things you have not done. Clear your mind so you can let solutions come to you. Here is a good reference book:
This book helps you determine what type of procrastinator you are to match you with the best solutions. I fall into the category called “The Overdoer”. For example, consider this blog. It took me years to get this going. Although I had the content and I like writing content, I wanted the look to be perfect and I am not good at marketing. I also had other projects that were equally important and more fun.
So, I had to make creating the blog a priority. How? I got someone to help me. I paid them. For me, paying someone is motivation. I decided perfection so not important but getting information out was. So, she created the shell for me, made it simple and all I have to do was plug in the content. Done! In hind sight, what took me so long, OMG.
You need patience. You can figure this stuff out. If not, get others to help you. Hire a life coach or an organizer or a therapist. In my case, I had to hire a marketing specialists. Do something, anything to get yourself going.