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Do You Procrastinate? Here Are Some Tips to Stop! By PI Angel Viktoria!

Procrastination–the act of putting things off or doing them at the last minute. Many people do it throughout their daily lives without even noticing.

We waste our valuable time doing useless, unnecessary and time-consuming activities. We become caught up with them until the last minute, when it hits us and we remember that we should have been doing something else. We then rush to get it all done.

It can be many things that we may procrastinate on–chores, doing homework, getting ready, or even God. We forget to spend time with our Father, God; we mean to read the Bible, but instead we put it aside.

Here are some tips to help you conquer procrastination!

1.) Evaluate what you want and need: What you want and need can be very different. God wants us to obey Him and take the right path! It may not be easy and it might not be what you want, but it may just be what you need. Sometimes, when we put away the things that we don’t need or that distract us, it helps us to stay on the right path.

Turn my eyes from worthless things, renew my life according to your word (Psalm 119:37).

2.) Ask for support:  On the way to defeating procrastination, you may need help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength! Ask your family to encourage you to do things on time. Tell your friends to remind you too. Create a daily schedule to keep you on track!

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and at the end you will be wise (Proverbs 19:20).

3.) Do tasks as if you were doing them for God: We are God’s workers and we live to serve Him! Sometimes we forget what God really wants us to do and believe our way is the right way. But if we pour our hearts in the work that we do and give ourselves to the task, it will be hard not to do it! This tip is really helpful when you are confused and wondering if you NEED to spend time with your Father in Heaven.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men (Colossians 3:23). 

4.) Pray: The last and most important tip is to pray. Pray to God for advice, for courage throughout your day, for strength to say no to procrastination and to beat temptation. Remember, He loves you and will listen and help you!

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24).

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3).

He really means it!

Other tips to consider:
Keep a journal or a planner. Being organized is a key to doing things on time.

Also, think of tasks like chores and homework as things that you would not want to do later. It’s no fun waiting and doing things when you are tired or it’s too late. Do them as fast as possible so you won’t have to do them at a different time when you could be doing something great!

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time (James 4:14).

Written by Viktoria Sterkhova

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11 Comments

  1. youngsalvation0618

    Posted by youngsalvation0618 on April 30, 2017 at 16:51

    Here’s what I find funny, when I procrastinate, I come here

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by tgiangrande31 on January 1, 2013 at 21:20

    i needed this, procrastination is what i struggle with. I will definitely use these tips. thanks so much:)

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Angel Keller on August 9, 2012 at 20:30

    Thanks so much!!! I have HORRIBLE procrastination problems! I usually get them done, but not without getting scolded or almost dieing of sleep deprivation!! Lol. Following every one of your tips. Wonderful article! 🙂

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by ayramos on February 25, 2012 at 13:39

    Great tips 🙂 I’ll follow em starting tomorrow lol jk jk i should start like now,, that test isnt gonna take itself

  5. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on February 8, 2012 at 18:53

    Wow, these are good tips!! I like number three and the planner idea. Thanks Viktoria!

  6. Stephanie

    Posted by Stephanie on February 7, 2012 at 19:42

    haha story of my life in recent months. My grades have been slipping. Great article! (:

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by kialinspired on February 2, 2012 at 18:25

    no. 2 was SOOOOOOO hard. but once I got into it, it helped so much. so when it gets hard, no. 4 helps alot.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by emilybrub74 on February 2, 2012 at 18:17

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    I made this a little while ago… I was on Facebook and was feeling very unmotivated to do homework and I remembered the Bible verse: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart- as working for the Lord, not for men.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by mercedes@dwx.com on February 2, 2012 at 17:31

    That was really good advice! I’m always have a so called “check off list” for each week/day but it’s hard to stick to it. Thanks for the tips!

  10. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 1, 2012 at 19:44

    Sometimes I don’t do it the day I get it,unless it is do that day. Sometimes,I’m so tired that I don’t have the energy to do it.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by divegirl on February 1, 2012 at 18:47

    THANKS! Number 3, do it as if you were doing it for God, that is really great!! 🙂
    Wonderful!