How to deal with procrastination, when you would rather put it off for another day. Start by making a list. Keep it simple, this way you are setting yourself up for success. If you start off with a list that includes numerous chores or responsibilities, it is likely that you will become overwhelmed. In this case, you may not accomplish many of these tasks, if any at all.
Prioritize. Always put the most important responsibilities at the very top of your list of things to do. Make sure that this list is a progressive one, beginning with more important things, and working towards the bottom where you will find the less important tasks.
Require productivity of yourself. Make a resolution to accomplish a certain number of necessary chores each day, and stick to it. Start with a small number in order to ensure your success. This way when you accomplish what you set out to do, you will feel proud of yourself. This will likely make you feel motivated to continue on this course, and do more. Remember inertia, something which is moving tend to want to continue moving in the same direction.
Just do it. Even if you do not feel like it, be your own parent, tell yourself that the time is now, that you must get up and do it now. Once you have begun you will start to see progress. When the job is complete, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. This will definitely keep you motivated towards continuing in a positive forward moving direction.
Reward yourself for a job well done. Before beginning an undesirable task, decide what you would like for your reward to be. Have this reward prepared, ready and waiting for when you are finished. Do not under any circumstances allow yourself to enjoy this reward until the job has been completed.
If you follow this course, you will have discovered the secret of how to deal with procrastination.