Paula Eder has a great idea to stop procrastinating. First, realize that the biggest hurdle you face on the project you're putting off is simply getting started. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, or the task looks too big or you're afraid you're not up to the challenge. Whatever the reason for procrastination, here's how to cure it in just 5 minutes, and it works just about every single time, too.
Are you ready? Here's what you do: Start. That's it. Dedicate 5 minutes to making a start on your task. You can do whatever you like on the task so long as you get started.
This gives you a better sense of what's involved and what your next step should be. It gets you over the hurdle of beginning and shrinks that feeling of overwhelm to a size you can easily manage. Your confidence will increase, you'll begin to feel engaged, and you might even feel energized.
And you can accomplish this simply by getting started for 5 minutes. So what have you been putting off? Whatever it is, get a start right now. It's only 5 minutes, but don't be surprised if you decide to keep going once you get started.