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Positive Habits for Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination can be an all-too-familiar problem that leaves you feeling unsatisfied with low productivity, missed opportunities, and increased stress levels.

This article is Part 11, completing the Featured Series addressing procrastination. If you’ve been following the series, it’s likely that you’ve picked up new skills to see more productive days ahead.

If you’re just now seeing this, that’s okay. Continue reading. This article will address key methods to stay ahead of procrastination.

To read the entire free series, just stop by and Read them all HERE.

For those who’ve overcome procrastination successfully, celebrating progress and maintaining positive habits are vital for continued success.

Today, we’ll look at both sides that lead toward success:

  • Eliminating procrastination, and
  • Creating and maintaining change in your daily routine.

Let’s review these today so we can celebrate progress and ensure continued success!

A Review

Procrastination is one of the chief obstacles to reaching personal and professional success. It is a key barrier to reaching your goals and your full potential. This is true whether it manifests as a delay in getting things done, or through self doubts or fears.

When conquering procrastination, we open the door to become better versions of yourself, while fulfilling goals. The ability to attract success already lies within you. It depends on making a choice to create and maintain positive habits, acknowledge each success, then sustain the forward trajectory of progress.


Acknowledging achievement helps to overcome procrastination while discovering the essential habits necessary to continue moving towards it.

Celebrating Your Progress

When you choose to allocate time to recognize your achievements, you subconsciously maintain motivation to stay on course. By sowing the seeds of a positive attitude and appreciation of yourself, you strengthen your personal development and achievement.

By cultivating an attitude of positivity and appreciation to yourself, you create an internal environment conducive to further personal development and achievement.

The time spent is also important. When you recognize all the hard work invested in breaking free from procrastination, you develop greater appreciation of your capacity for change. That makes future change easier fives your earlier successful moments.

Building Positive Habits

Acknowledging and celebrating your progress is only part of a successful path to overcoming procrastination. To successfully sustain lasting achievement, it’s essential to develop habits that support the long-term achievement of your goals.

Here we outline some essential practices which can ensure ongoing success.

Set Goals and Deadlines

Establishing clear goals with defined deadlines allows your mind to stay on task without getting distracted. Review objectives regularly to monitor progress and adjust timelines as necessary.

Break Tasks into Manageable Steps:

It’s easy to feel intimidated by large projects. Procrastination is tempting when trying to escape feelings of being overwhelmed. One way to avoid the nerves and still make progress is to partition the tasks into smaller, manageable steps. Upon completion of each incremental part of the project, you’ll have a sense of achievement as each part is done.

Establish a Daily Routine:

Consistency is a key to success, and by creating a daily routine, you create a structure that helps you get things done. Just be sure you don’t fill your day with so many things that it becomes a burden. Be sure to include time for you, for breaks, a walk, or something that gives you a mental rest.

Minimize Distractions:

Avoid distractions that interfere with reaching your goals by creating an environment dedicated to focused work. If you’re in a communal environment with people buzzing around you, there are ways you can clearly inform those around you that your attention is on work. For some tangible steps, visit my earlier article, “5 Great Tips for Time Management”.

Seek Support and Accountability:

Taking the time to share your goals with those close to you will give you an edge in achieving them. Having a person to offer encouragement, support, and accountability will help to keep you on track.

Likewise, be there for them to do the same. When you surround yourself with people who share the same goals and ambitions, it increases your enthusiasm for personal growth.

Review and Adjust Course if Necessary:

If you partitioned your projects into smaller tasks, be sure to review how it went. What worked well or had challenges? What resources or approaches would be more effective?

There is always an opportunity to consider continuous improvement. Choosing NOT to review and adjust is a choice to operate in a mode of complacency, and that minimizes opportunities for success.

Final Thoughts:

Throughout the full Procrastination Series, we’ve identified a variety of causes that interfere with productivity in both your personal life and within your place in an organization. We’ve also provided tools you can use, from time management skills to mindfulness, to external support to assist you.

Everyone has the potential for greatness; all it requires is a choice to do it successfully. By celebrating progress and maintaining positive habits, you can continue working toward your goals.


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About the Author

Anthony M. Davis is a Certified Leadership, Success and Stress Coach. He is a clinically trained Board Certified Hypnotherapist.

He has earned a national reputation for his Transformative Life Centering work with clients from across the nation. His unique approach helps clients remove underlying fears and triggers, and then through coaching, helps them pursue and accomplish life and career goals.

He provides coaching and Hypnotherapy sessions remotely through Zoom. If you have challenges with procrastination, Contact him HERE to create the life change you desire.

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