Hack Yourself To END LAZINESS | Jim Kwik

Hack Yourself To END LAZINESS | Jim Kwik

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you have a project or you have a goal and you can't seem to get yourself to do what you know you need to do this one or more of these techniques can help you and you really steer away from Perez nation and help you get back on track and it requires a little bit of practice every single day how do you stop avoiding the things that you need to accomplish in your life can you all think about right now something that you know you need to do something that's
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very important to your health to your work to your family for yourself but you keep on putting it off procrastination really is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in the place of less pleasurable things so that you're putting off impending tasks to a later time procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt inadequacy depression self-doubt I mean it robs you from the life that you desire and the life you really deserve so in this episode I'm going to share with you my five quick brain tips on how to beat
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procrastination so number one tip on how to overcome procrastination if you're such a great procrastinator I recommend that you procrastinate about procrastinating meaning that you put it off yes the best way to overcome procrastination may be to put it off and delay your procrastination for another day that's kind of tongue-in-cheek but if you are really good at the ability to put things off and put off putting things off number two is start somewhere all right start somewhere and this really employs the Zeigarnik effect basically saying
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that once somebody starts something they need to finish it in order to have closure and they retain that information so using this for procrastination start somewhere and if you start somewhere you're more likely to complete [Music] number three is to break it down break it down this is where you break down this project or your goal into bite-sized pieces because one of the biggest challenges that keep you from doing the things that you need to do is sometimes you look at it like a really big monster and it's so big and you
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don't even know where to start and as the saying goes the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step so you can do this with your workout instead of anticipating the entire workout break it down and tell yourself I'm just gonna put on my workout shoes and just get to the gym this is employing a concept from BJ Fogg amazing brilliant man he created this concept called tiny habits so for example if you can't get yourself in the habit of flossing your teeth for example which we know adds years to your life he says
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just floss one tooth because who's gonna floss just one tooth right you're gonna obviously do the second and the third and the fourth but this is breaking it down into tiny little steps because it's less intimidating than the big monster that you might have it in your mind that keeps you from doing what you need to do and it requires a little bit of practice every single day so I don't ask people just pick up a book I just and read it I want them just to read one sentence because I know they won't stop with one sentence they'll throw it on the second sentence and the third and so on and so
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the third step began is break it down the fourth key that I would give you to be able to beat procrastination is to be kind to yourself and I really listen to this because it might surprise you but beating yourself up because you didn't go to the gym or you did make your meal prep or you didn't do this at work or whatever it is that you need to do actually has the reverse effect of what you're trying to do and actually people you would think that you gave yourself some pain and some guilt that you're more likely to change your
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behavior but according to research is actually says the exact opposite that a lot of us beat ourselves up because we missed something that's good for us and reaches in the area of self-compassion tells us that if you're kind to yourself if your light with yourself you're more likely to be able to commit and follow through so don't give yourself a lot of grief about not be able to make it to the gym for example tell yourself you know I'm human this happens to the best of us I'm going through a lot but I'm gonna do it tomorrow so being light with yourself and make a
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plan so that you get it done and that's really the key the fifth thing I would recommend to be able to overcome like this thing called procrastination is to schedule it and this sounds like it's obvious and it's common sense but it can it's not common practice and finally here's a bonus one I wasn't gonna add this but number six I would say is come up with your why come up with your why one of my favorite books is by a friend of ours named simon Sinek he might be
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familiar with his TED talk he wrote a book called start with Y and basically it says that your purpose is what's going to drive you and give you energy and when you have a project or you have a goal and you can't seem to get yourself to do what you know you need to do this try to imagine and visualize vividly the results that you want tap into the reasons for action and you're able to get past procrastination I believe that there is a success formula I call it h cubed it goes from your head to your heart to your hands but here's
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the thing you could visualize your goals in your head and affirm things in your head all day but if you're not acting with your hands usually what's missing is a second age called your heart the heart represents emotion the energy of motion make a list of the things that you'll get from doing this task that you're putting off we'll give you and when you tap into that why you're more likely to do it because you have fuel they can get momentum and that's really the key [Music]

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