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How to stop procrastination

It seems like the hiccups, everyone seems to have their own solution to the problem of procrastination. My solution has always been self-discipline. I tell myself if it is important, it is worth doing right now. If it will take some time to finish, at least I would have started and would be farther down the path than if I don't do anything. Worrying about it won't make it go away.

Don't get me wrong, the reason why I know my method works (at least for me) is I sometimes experience procrastination myself and it does creep up on you if you are not aware. But take heart; you are stronger than you think. You have to cajole and force your way to the first step, because taking the first step is the hardest but the most critical. That's why the best writers suggest if you have writers block and afraid of writing crap, then write crap! That's right, they suggest to write anything, even a list of jumbled words. But the act of writing encourages your mind to keep on going, that it can be done because it is being done. Therefore, once that first step is taken, the ones in succession are sure to follow.

If there isn't a holiday for beating procrastination, there should be. In the meantime, let's try to celebrate it each and every day.

Editor's Note: This is my 40th blog entry since starting on January 1, 2018! So it looks like I've been averaging about two blog entries a day. I only write when I feel like writing, although I have made a commitment to write at least once a day. I don't schedule my posts and post them whenever I am finished with one, so there will be spelling or grammatical errors from time to time. Hope you all are enjoying my writing -- I know I am benefiting from it because it allows me to think things through. Thank you for the privilege.


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