Getting started isn’t as bad as it seems. Don’t let the perspective ruin your motivation.
Don’t be disheartened! It may be Christmas and you have to revise while everyone else is having fun, but don’t give up on the possibility that you might actually get down to some quality work among all the distractions on offer. Getting started may not be the mountain you think it is!
In our performance coaching and training sessions with students the number one problem that they raise is the issue of procrastination. It is the first thing that comes up when we talk about the barriers to good performance. We find that procrastination is often triggered by one of these thoughts or beliefs:
- “It’s too much” – Leading to overwhelm and shut down.
- “I don’t know where to begin” – Leading to making another beautiful revision plan/ essay plan/ career plan etc.
- “I don’t need to start yet, there’s still plenty of time” – Leading to putting off the start time all together.