I’m gearing up to publish a new book, and have several more planned, so it’s no surprise that I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed.
At this kind of moment, it’s so easy to fall into the procrastination trap, and lose myself in all sorts of seemingly important experiments and ideas.
These past weeks I was procrastinating by trying to find the best note-taking app, only to find out I still prefer the one I already used. I didn’t even realise I needed to stop procrastinating.
I also dove deep into researching a topic that never held my interest until I discover it at random, only to discover it wasn’t really of use to me.
So how do I get out of this downward spiral? A few simple steps:
Step 1 – Ask some big questions
Why do you want to publish a book, blog, become a YouTuber?
What in you drives you to keep at it?
What do you feel called to create?
Why do you want to achieve this goal?
Step 2 – Create a task list
When you have your why, make a list of tasks to achieve your big goal
Make sure your tasks are all manageable.
For example, a book doesn’t get published in a day. You need to take steps, like editing, creating a layout etc.
It’s a perfect way of tricking your mind to not get into overwhelmed procrastination mode. You’re just creating a cover, that’s all.
Step 3 – Start doing
Grab your bullet journal and make a list of three small things you can do to bring you closer to one of your goals.
And then put on some music and do your work.