Did you know that March is National Procrastination Month? Or did you know it and just put off doing anything about it?
According to Miriam Webster, to procrastinate is to put something off intentionally and habitually. The definition is so simple and to the point yet procrastination causes us much stress and anxiety in our daily lives. Many of us spend more time making up reasons/excuses to procrastinate the completion of a task/project than it would probably take to complete that same dreaded task/project. So the first question is why do we do it? And the second, possibly more challenging question is… how can we overcome it?
They say we procrastinate for a number of reasons. Here are just a couple of the popular culprits:
Did you know that the 2nd Monday in February is National Clean Out Your Computer Day? As a result, I want to pass along 5 things you should do to honor this day AND your computer! If you’re anything like me, everything is stored in there (important documents, memorabilia, photos, contacts, etc.) so let’s show it the respect it deserves!
Before we start, I want you to think about a few things…
• are you aggravated because your computer is running slowly?
• what would happen if your computer died right now? Did you do a backup yesterday?
• how many hours do you waste every day, week, month and year looking for files on your computer because they’re not properly labelled?
The good news is that you don’t have to do all 5 steps in one day. Just estimate how long you think each of steps will take you and schedule time on your calendar to get them done. Believe me…the time investment will be well worth it!
Here are my suggestions...