We all know that putting things off isn't usually a good idea. Waiting until the last minute can result in more stress because you have less time to complete the task and less margin for error. A small job that is left undone can quickly become a much larger or more difficult job. On occasion you may be glad that you waited to do something but, more often than not, you end up wishing that you had done it sooner rather than later. Most of the time procrastinating is a bad thing, yet we all do it. Today we have some tips to help you stop procrastinating and suggestions on how Stockpile simple home inventory solution can help.
Why People Procrastinate
Many of us believe that people procrastinate because they're lazy. According to Alexander Rozental, clinical psychologist at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden who specializes in procrastination research, that isn't the case. People procrastinate for different reasons. In a recent TIME Health article Rozental explains that people often procrastinate because they are worried about the outcome of a project. They fear not doing the task well so they avoid doing it for as long as possible. They may also avoid tasks because they fail to see the value in completing them. Whatever your reason for procrastinating is, we are to help.
Consider the Consequences
You know that leaving the sauce in the pan will only make it harder to clean later. It's much easier to wash it out before it dries and hardens. So why do you sometimes set the pan aside and leave it? You may want to finish eating, take the dog for a walk, or watch a show. Whatever it is you want to do, you rationalize that the pan can wait and you should do what you want now. The first step in beating the procrastination problem is to take a minute to consider the consequences. Yes, the pan can wait, but it will take longer to clean later. You're not avoiding washing the pan you're just putting it off until later when it will take longer to do. If what you're doing instead is time sensitive it may make sense to put off doing the dishes. If, on the other hand, it can wait washing the pans now when it can be finished faster may be a better decision. Sometimes just taking a minute to weigh your options can help you decide that procrastinating just isn't worth it.
A Little Reward Goes a Long Way
If you need help finding your motivation sometimes deciding to reward yourself for a job well done can be all it takes. It doesn't have to be anything big. Treat yourself to a latte or an afternoon walk in the park. When you are able to complete tasks faster because you did them right away you'll find all kinds of extra time to do the things that you want to do.
Get the Ball Rolling
Gaining extra time by not procrastinating can have a snowball effect. The more you do, the more you get. You may start off just trying to find time to watch an extra show or have a relaxing cup of coffee. Get all those pesky little chores done during the week suddenly you might just have a free Saturday. Keep up with your cleaning this winter and when the thaw comes you won't have to give up an entire weekend for spring cleaning.
Create New Habits
That good feeling that you get when you get things done and have more time for yourself can be addictive. You may find yourself making it a habit to not procrastinate. Another way to find find more time in your day is by improving your at home organization. Using Stockpile is a great way to accomplish that. Adding item records is quick and easy. Stockpile simple home inventory solution is fully customizable so you choose which fields to include in your records. You don't have to worry that it will be too hard to make a small business application fit your at home needs. Stockpile is designed to work for you. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are kept. No more misplacing things that you've put away. You'll always know where to find what you need if you create records in Stockpile. Plus, you can record important information like warranty details, who to call for service, and how to get replacement parts. The time that you spend entering information into Stockpile simple home inventory solution will pay off in the long run. You'll save so much time when you can easily find everything that you need. Want to see what we can do for you? Try Stockpile today!