Have a Positive Attitude
One of the greatest blocks to overcoming procrastination is a negative attitude. Be positive and open minded about what you need to get done. Begin to build your confidence and sense of satisfaction by finishing your listed tasks for the day.
Take Small Steps
If you find your work too challenging, take small steps. Break up the work into smaller and more manageable pieces. Make a list and learn to plan ahead. Take pride in each day’s achievements.
Don’t procrastinate dealing with your procrastination! It can be easy to tell yourself you’l do it tomorrow or the next time. But it’s very important to make every day count. Remember, the only way to break a bad habit is to start breaking it now.
You may have a dozen tasks to complete, but you need to put them in order of importance. Avoid always choosing the easiest task first because that will most likely lead to procrastination, so do the hardest first. Be efficient with your time (that's another post)
Make a list what you want to accomplish each day ( do this the night before). Set a goal every day. Be realistic about how much time each task will take. Once you’re able to truly focus your attention, (which I know is very hard for Otter types) you’ll be amazed at how much you can get done.
The Benefits of Overcoming Procrastination
There are many benefits of kicking the habit of procrastination: peace of mind, a feeling of control, a healthy feeling of being in charge of your life. Remember- every time you put off doing what is important, it reinforces your negative attitude toward that task. Every time you put off something you dislike, you strengthen the habit of not doing what you need to do.
Keep working on it. You may still procrastinate once in a while, but now you'll be much more aware of it and be able to resolve the situation much more quickly, which in turn will build your self-confidence. When you do succeed, take time to enjoy it and remember it the next time you need encouragement.
Psalms 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.