Have you also been told that procrastination is one of your biggest enemies?
The deadline is approaching, and you still have no idea what exactly it is that you are going to create. Your inspiration has gone off who-knows-where now when you most need it. So, you sit there, behind your desk, and bang your head against it for a couple of hours, and still, nothing comes out. In this situation, the best thing you can do is drop the pen, and step away. Sometimes, when you try too hard when brainstorming, ideas just aren't coming. If you become anxious, and nervous, you cannot think clearly, and driving yourself crazy isn’t going to help anyone.
1. Recall and write down ideas you had before
This one always works for me. You write down the general topic, or the ideas you have had, and then break them down to even the tiniest thesis you could use for your task. By doing this, your mind is more focused on the area of what you need to do, and goes deeper and deeper, until something comes up.
You thought that you’ve been pointlessly losing time, haven’t you? Losing time? Yes. But pointlessly? No. Research has shown that, apart from enabling you to get more tasks done, when you procrastinate, your mind subconsciously collects thoughts and ideas. As we are distracted, subliminal thoughts pop up! So, my fellow procrastinator, we aren’t all that bad!
3. Literally lie down and do nothing
Literally. Just stare at the wall. Turn off your phone, turn off your computer, and turn off your TV, since all of these present a big distraction to what you have to do. When you are not doing anything, and you are relaxed, your mind will start going places you didn’t know it could go! You are bound to think of something!
4. Talk to someonePhone a friend and try to talk to them about the general area you are dealing with. Talking to other people can always help you. Hearing someone’s thoughts, and seeing the particular area from a whole new perspective, showing you all the different angles you would have never thought about, can spark up your imagination and inspire you.
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