“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill
We all procrastinate to some degree whether we admit it or not.
The article below gives some tips on reducing procrastination while motivating ourselves.
Improving Motivation – How To Put An End To Procrastination – By: Joe Gough
Improving motivation is an excellent way of increasing your effectiveness and achieving your true potential.
For example, many of us spend too much of the day in endless procrastination. We lack motivation, and are wasting valuable time … time which could be put to better use in achieving goals that are important to us and making the most of our true potential.
So, how do you go about breaking the habit of procrastination? How do you improve your motivation, and build self-trust?
Well, you have various techniques to choose from. They basically boil down to very simple techniques, which you can easily carry out yourself, or more advanced techniques, which will normally require more specialized knowledge.
Let’s take a look at examples of both …
Self Improvement Motivation – Simple Technique
Although surprisingly easy, you’ll find the following exercise an extremely effective way of increasing motivation:
Step 1: Set yourself a task which is easy to achieve.
Step 2: Once you’ve accomplished it, give yourself a nice reward for being so good!
Step 3: Set yourself a slightly more difficult task to achieve.
Step 4: Reward yourself again once you’ve achieved it.
Step 5: Rinse and repeat Steps 3 and 4 until satisfied.
There, that wasn’t too difficult, was it?!
Self Improvement Motivation – Advanced Techniques
Are you struggling with serious motivational problems, which stop you from achieving your true potential?
Then you may well need more advanced techniques, which will deal with your motivational issues at a deeper level.
Two such techniques include EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, and the Sedona Method. Both are powerful self improvement programs.
EFT addresses many problems – not just lack of motivation – ranging from anxiety and emotional trauma, through to self-confidence and public speaking.
Founded by Gary Craig, using adapted techniques of Dr Roger Callahan, it involved tapping specific parts of your body with your fingers.
The Sedona Method also helps with a variety of problems, improving your health and well-being, personal relationships, peace and happiness, and wealth and success. In a nutshell, it teaches you how to let go or release unwanted thoughts, beliefs or feelings that are of no use to you.
Achieve your true potential and make the most of your life by improving motivation.
Joe Gough is creator of http://www.self-help-and-well-being.com where you’ll discover plenty of interesting information about improving motivation.