Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Procrastination tip -- visualize calm success

If you're avoiding starting a task, try this. Visualize completing the task early, and imagine how good it will feel to work at a leisurely (or at least not a frantic) pace. Contrast that with feeling panicked when you are trying to get something in under the wire.

Really take in how good it will feel to work in a more relaxed state.  Imagine, as vividly as possible, sitting at your desk and writing while feeling calm, relaxed, and productive.  Imagine how being relaxed will allow your thinking to effortlessly sharpen, and imagine how the right words will flow from your fingers.

Think about how starting now will give you so much more time to work on the project.

Visualize submitting your task and not feeling exhausted, with plenty of energy left to do something rewarding because you didn't burn off all of your energy in an adrenaline-fueled frenzy.

Visualize again the luxury of having extra time to work slowly and calmly and how that luxury is abundantly available to you if you start working right now.

Photo taken at Hungry Mother State Park by Virginia State Parks Staff, CC Attribution 2.0 license

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