I am a procrastinator. One who has mastered its art. I have always been so. I do important things at the very last minute, with the highest intensity. I have succeeded with this approach more than I should have. As a result, I’ve escaped the failure narrowly all the time. However, it doesn’t give me any joy or satisfaction. It leaves a “I could have done better” feelings inside all the time. And its something that I am not proud of.
Well, enough with that. There has to be a stop to this and I have to make some serious changes to get out of this nasty habit. I’m reading some books and blog posts to understand it better. I’m also trying to develop a system that, if followed properly, will allow me to avoid this.
So far I am adopting the following changes in my life:
- Following a morning routine as soon as I wake up at 5am for my Fajr prayer
- Planning the day ahead in a calendar, in manageable chunks
- Having the 5 most important thing to achieve today in mind
- Running for 20 mins, with some intensity bursts, to pump some energy
- Breaking down large tasks into smaller chunks so that its easy to start any
I am hopeful I can stick to these changes and get better in this. I’ll review this every two weeks and will make any adjustments that I see fit.
Photo by Kyle Szegedi.