How to stop procrastinating is simple.
This is because, I think, the truth is that we are prone to procrastination in things that we do not like.
I mean, how often is procrastinating an issue with going out to eat your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant? Buying that new car you have wanted for so long? Tell me: Do children procrastinate on Christmas morning?
See, we quickly and gladly do the things we care about, don’t we?
When something must be done, you often have to get off your duff and just go do it.
This is called being an adult.
But I say you and I quit the things we are procrastinating (when possible) – and refocus on the things we wish we had more time for.
For when you are focused on that which matters, a little procrastination and stillness can be a wonderful thing.
Understand: The biggest problem with procrastination is that it can be habit forming.
Procrastination may be the enemy of productivity, but it can be a resource for creativity. Long before the modern obsession with efficiency precipitated by the Industrial Revolution and the Protestant work ethic, civilizations recognized the benefits of procrastination. In ancient Egypt, there were two different verbs for procrastination: one denoted laziness; the other meant waiting for the right time.
-Adam Grant, Originals