How To Actually Stop Procrastinating: The 3-Step System
March 18, 2023
If you've recently found yourself making coffee, scrolling through social media, playing games on your phone, or using some other distraction to avoid your work, you're not alone. Studies have found that more than 70% of college students reported procrastinating regularly, while 20% of adults in the US procrastinate chronically.
Even prolific artists and writers like Leonardo da Vinci and Ernest Hemingway are known to have frequently put off their work for later. In our modern world, we have even more distractions than the generations that came before us, making procrastination more tempting than ever.
When I found my own procrastination becoming more frequent, I came up with a plan to overcome it by working with my brain instead of fighting against it. This three-step system gradually pulled me out of the procrastination cycle and back on the road to productivity. Implement the following three steps and you'll also be well on your way to beating procrastination and getting more done.