Get started now

Got to start sometime. (image via Brooke Lark)

You don’t work better under pressure. It only feels that way because you have no other choice.

Procrastination has negative emotional consequences. We spend more time fretting about getting something done than actually doing it. The action is never is nearly as bad as the anticipation.

Whatever your philosophy of getting started is – taking small steps, performing little actions, bird by bird – you must develop a habit of starting now. Habits undermine procrastination by overwriting the conscious decision-making process.

Less thought, more action. Do small things.

Read Why We Procrastinate — And How We Can Stop

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