Business and marketing diva, Marie Forleo, discusses the science behind what makes us procrastinate and how to overcome it:
So how to avoid “Lizard Brain Syndrome”?
Push past procrastination and “Just Do It” as Nike has been saying for years (Yeah, if it were only that easy, right? Still, the best way to avoid procrastination is truly to just hunker down and get started — suffer if need be.)
Make yourself socially accountable. Put some declarations out to your network. Tell people who’ll call you out when you let yourself slide, so you’ll feel more obliged to get to work when you feel lazy.
Schedule it! If you don’t want to schedule it, you don’t want to do it (I really like this one because it really is true. If you can’t bear to put it to paper, you truly don’t want to get it done!)
Main Image: “Philippine Sailfin Lizard” by Guido