The hardest part about any task, no matter how big or small, is simply pushing yourself to start. The moment we realize it is time to do something, that is the exact moment our body decides to betray us and we convince ourselves that the task can wait until later.
That’s not your body talking. That’s your mind.
One of the main reasons we talk ourselves into procrastinating is because right out the gate, we already didn’t want to do the task at hand. We see those task as too time consuming, too hard, or just not worth our energy. Not only does this decrease our productivity, it makes us more likely to be distracted in other aspects of our lives resulting in a weakened mental fortitude.
Basically, we become complacent.
Maybe you are the complete opposite and you all the best intentions to start that workout, to finish that post, or send that email but end up waiting until the point you tell yourself it can wait until tomorrow.
The best way to help strengthen your mindset and improve productivity is to immediately start a task the moment you realize you need to do it. If you can just push through that initial block, you don’t give yourself the opportunity to procrastinate. 9 times out a 10 once you start working, you’ll find that its easy to keep going.
Now, building up to this mentality will take time and effort on your part. But believe me when I say the more you commit and push, the easily it will become.