Have you ever felt like you just don't know what to do next? I can tell you that for me, it happens more often than I would like to admit.
Not knowing what to do next can be a root cause of procrastination. There are many other contributors but this one seems to push people to push whatever it is aside (perhaps hoping that it will just go away).
Lack of Information can be a major timetrap and promote procrastination.
What strategies work? Try asking yourself the following questions:
1. What do I need to know?
2. From whom or where can I get the necessary information?
3. What's the very next action I can take?
Stop, Think & Breathe. Doing these 3 things is not overrated; it is necessary. When you stop, think, and breathe, you have a better chance of finding direction. Too often we feel as though we don't have time to think and can't possibly stop. When we don't think, we often waste time, feel scattered and struggle to get things done.
A safety technique we are taught to help extinguish a fire is to "Stop, Drop and Roll." The "safety" technique to follow when feeling like you don't know what to do next and are just overwhelmed: Stop, Think & Breathe!
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With warm wishes,