Imagine how good would it feel if only we could tackle that challenging task right now.
How good will it feel to finally take the first step?
How relieving would that be?
If you’ve been looking for affirmations to overcome procrastination, there’s a REALLY good chance that you constantly find yourself procrastinating on REALLY important stuff only to have the most manageable things go out of control and feel like the entire world is crumbling down on you.
Yep, as a former Master Procrastinator, I know that feeling all too well. It’s like a giant elephant is sitting on your chest, weighing you down, looking you in the eye, and reminding you of your procrastination every second of every day that you continue to put something off, especially if it’s something important.
Oh, the guilt and the shame that starts to seep in as the trivial issue begins to grow into a problem or a once completely manageable task grows complex as you keep delaying and now it feels like climbing Mount Everest.
Still, you somehow try to convince yourself that it’s not that big of a deal and that you can just pull an all-nighter to get it done anytime, but deep down you know it’s a lie!
So yeah, procrastinating can definitely make you feel bad about yourself, but hey, at least you can binge-watch that NetFlix series and forget about it all… just kidding, that’s probably how you got into all this mess in the first place!
At this point, if you’re feeling worse about yourself (which you should… I’M KIDDING, Okay), don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
In this article, we’ll look at the 99 affirmations to overcome procrastination and a quick 9-step guide on how to use these affirmations to get rid of this pesky little habit of procrastinating.
If all else fails, there’s always the tried and tested method of duct-taping yourself to your office chair until you get things done (don’t try it, it will cause wrist pain when you try to write your emails and will destroy the mesh of your chair. Don’t ask me how I know about it).
99 Affirmations to Overcome Procrastination
1. I am ready to take control of how I use my time.
2. I am done with delaying things any further. My tasks WILL be completed on time!
3. I prefer taking small steps each day over putting things off and then feeling overwhelmed at the last moment.
4. From now on, I will work hard and work with discipline to make sure that I’m worthy of the success that I envision.
5. I will prioritize and choose to focus on the most important stuff first.
6. To stay organized I need to keep track of my tasks and my time from now on.
7. I will make things easier for myself by breaking down bigger tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces.
8. I commit to setting boundaries and saying NO to anything that distracts me away from my priorities.
9. The quality of my life will become infinitely better when I do things on time and stop avoiding tasks that seem difficult.
10. I allow myself to take breaks when needed, but I won’t let it distract me away from the main task at hand.
11. If something seems unmanageable, I allow myself to seek support and assistance to make things a bit easier.
12. I eliminate any negative thoughts or self-doubt that are making the tasks difficult for me. I replace them with these positive affirmations that help me get rid of procrastination.
13. I choose to reward myself and feel good about myself for accomplishing the tasks instead of feeling guilty because of procrastination.
14. It’s easier to stay motivated when I set clear goals along with deadlines to achieve those goals.
15. I am completely capable of being organized and disciplined. I just have to take a few small steps at a time.
16. I choose to focus on what I can do in the present moment instead of getting caught up in the worry of how I will accomplish that big task in the future.
17. Whatever happened in the past, is gone. I choose to focus on making my life better today, instead of dwelling in the past.
18. I feel so relaxed and accomplished when I am done with a task that I was putting off before. It greatly enhances my self-esteem.
19. I take complete ownership of my responsibilities, behaviors, and actions. I won’t fall into the trap of making excuses by blaming others.
20. I will prioritize self-care to stay consistent and avoid burnout.
21. I play offense by seeking out new opportunities and challenges instead of running away from them out of fear of uncertainty.
22. I overcome my fears by confronting them head-on.
23. The more I delay a difficult task, the more I feel paralyzed and anxious to do it. So it’s often best to jump into it and start immediately while learning to navigate along the way.
24. Time is our most valuable commodity. I choose to use it wisely.
25. Instead of procrastinating, I will seek and learn new ways, techniques, and strategies to make things easier and more efficient.
26. I have the choice to approach difficult tasks curiously and creatively to make it interesting and fun.
27. Visible progress can take some time. I allow myself to be gentle and patient with the process, with life, and with myself.
28. Breaking bad habits and developing better habits is totally doable. I just have to take one right step at a time in the right direction.
29. I will celebrate my accomplishments and learn what works for me from my successes.
30. I take every failure as valuable feedback as it teaches me what doesn’t work and what to avoid in the future.
31. As I let go of procrastination now and begin to take consistent action, all I ever wanted in life gradually begins to turn into reality.
32. I choose to be an active individual and I choose to love being active.
33. The burden of perfectionism is often what leads to procrastination. I free myself from unrealistic expectations and start with whatever is possible in the present moment.
34. Unrealistic expectations often lead to disappointment. I choose to set realistic expectations and manageable goals for myself.
35. Growth cannot happen without embracing change. I open myself up to embrace change and try out new things.
36. I can imagine myself totally free from procrastination, living a life that is well-balanced, organized, and full of deep fulfillment.
37. I will learn and improve from my setbacks. I will not let my past failure hold me back and instill fear in me.
38. I can overcome any obstacle with a bit of faith and resilience.
39. I am done waiting for things to happen for me. From now on, I approach life proactively and take the initiative.
40. I direct my focus on my areas of expertise and embrace my strengths.
41. The key to unleashing my confidence is to do things on time and beat procrastination.
42. I beat procrastination by focusing on all the good possibilities that can bring relief, progress, and joy if I do things on time.
43. I will not allow my fear of uncertainty to keep me from pursuing my dreams.
44. I forgive myself with kindness and compassion for all the procrastination I have done so far as I commit to improving myself from now on.
45. I am completely capable of having a productive and fulfilling lifestyle. I can start by taking action now!
46. No matter how busy I am, I will make time for the things that are pending.
47. There are so many great things in life waiting for me to take action, so I commit to stepping up and taking action from now onwards.
48. I can start by decluttering my surroundings and creating an environment for myself where I feel productive, creative, and inspired to be organized.
49. A life without vision is like a boat without radar. I choose to live a life of vision and purpose.
50. I am not afraid to start small and work my way up.
51. I am totally capable of making important decisions.
52. The challenges, stress, and anxiety that I might be experiencing right now are not here to stay. They are here to teach me something and will eventually go away when I make some efforts to take the right action.
53. I refuse to allow my insecurities and doubts to get in the way of achieving my goals.
54. Accomplishing tasks gives me a lot more pleasure and satisfaction than being lazy.
55. There are tools and resources out there to help me get difficult tasks done more efficiently. I just have to seek them out.
56. I will keep myself motivated and inspired by setting small, achievable goals every day.
57. I allow myself to feel grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow by tackling these challenging tasks.
58. Instead of looking that the top of the mountain and being intimidated by the possibility of climbing it, I choose to focus my attention on my next step.
59. I will surround myself with the influence of positive and productive people who inspire me to get things done.
60. I will not let any more time slip away from my life.
61. I will make efforts to create a routine that will help me stay productive and on track.
62. I will not let fear of the unknown keep me from trying new things.
63. I won’t let my inner dialogue talk me into delaying things anymore.
64. Procrastination is nothing more than a petty mind game and overthinking. I beat it easily whenever I want to.
65. Clear goals and deadlines are something that gets me excited.
66. I am completely capable of doing things on time.
67. The only thing between me and the sense of relief or accomplishment is the simple decision to start taking action right now.
68. I associate the feelings of pain and loss with delaying stuff, and the feelings of being in control, organized, and productive with doing important tasks on time.
69. I allow these affirmations to sink into the deepest part of my subconscious mind so that I get rid of procrastination for good.
70. By taking care of things now, I free myself from future worries and troubles.
71. Every action I take now in the right direction is an investment into a pleasant future.
72. I have the necessary resources within me to handle the task at hand.
73. I choose to let go of overthinking, and JUST DO IT!
74. When I choose to take action, I automatically tap into my inner resources which makes things easier than I expect them to be.
75. Sometime in the future, when I look back at this moment, I will feel proud and content for doing the right thing at the right time.
76. The best time to make my life better is Now.
77. It’s okay to make mistakes. I let go of the fear and hesitation I might have as I allow myself room to make mistakes and learn from them.
78. Every problem has a good variety of possible solutions. Things get easier for me when I approach them with curiosity.
79. I let go of any thoughts and emotions that make me want to delay things.
80. I overcome the anxiety of accomplishing tasks by focusing on the reward I will get after I do them.
81. When I start something, I take a few minutes to get in the flow after which engaging in the tasks becomes very interesting and fulfilling.
82. What a wonderful feeling it is to get things done.
83. Sometimes when taking an action seems a bit overwhelming, I gently set an intention that gets me started on the task.
84. I STOP putting things off anymore.
85. I am done with delaying things. I take action NOW!
86. I am done feeling bad about myself for procrastinating something. I choose to change Now.
87. I feel great when I do things on time.
88. I do what needs to be done, whether I feel like it or not.
89. Things are usually much easier than I expect.
90. When I put my intention and energy towards a goal, I set in motion all that is necessary to achieve it.
91. Confusion is just the mind analyzing things, and I allow my mind to take a moment to analyze and gain clarity again.
92. My enhanced consciousness has opened my eyes to things that I didn’t notice before.
93. I focus my mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical energies on getting important things done.
94. Whenever I find my mind distracted, I redirect my focus toward productive thoughts and ideas.
95. From now on, I identify myself as a productive individual and I let go of the self-image I’ve had of myself as a procrastinator.
96. I begin to see myself as a responsible and mature human being who realizes the value of time and invests his/her energy intelligently.
97. I unleash my inner resources as I tackle the task with confidence.
98. From now on, I will make subtle choices every day that will contribute toward making me the most disciplined and organized person I know of.
99. I am going to prove to myself that I can do things punctually and in an organized fashion!
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use These Affirmations to Get Rid of Procrastination
|1.||Pick the top 10 affirmations that resonate with you and are most relevant to your situation. Choose the ones that are the most meaningful to you and connect with you on a deeper level.|
|2.||Note those affirmations down. Write them on paper or on the notes app in your phone.|
|3.||Dedicate 5-10 minutes each day focusing on these affirmations. Pick the time that suits you best. First thing in the morning, during lunch break, before bed, you name it.|
|4.||During this focusing practice, visualize these affirmations as if it’s your current reality. Vividly see yourself doing things punctually, handling tasks with ease, achieving your goals and deadlines, and ultimately beating procrastination for good.|
|5.||As you do this practice, notice the shifts in your state of mind. Notice how you subtly grow more relaxed and confident and feel a sense of motivation and a productive drive to get up and start taking action.|
|6.||Also notice any doubts, negative thoughts, or any anxiety creeping in during this practice. Acknowledge those thoughts and gently let them go. It’s okay. You’re doing just fine. Just bring your focus back on positive and proactive thoughts and visualization.|
|7.||Be gentle and patient with yourself. It might take a few days to start reaping the benefits of this practice. If you don’t feel any significant improvement in the first couple of days, it’s okay. Just trust the process and be consistent in your use of these affirmations.|
|8.||There are plenty of affirmations listed here. Feel free to switch up your list of top 10 affirmations for focus every few weeks. Bookmark this guide so it’s easier for you to return to this extensive list of focus affirmations.|
|9.||Always remember that these affirmations are ‘tools’ designed to help you positively reprogram your mind toward improvement. Affirmations work best when complemented with practical actions such as setting clear goals, taking measures to eliminate distractions as much as possible, and making everyday choices that help you stay focused on the most important things in your life.|
You can find my Top 150 Affirmations to Enhance your Productivity and Improve your Focus and Concentration right here. Feel free to check them out as well.
If you want to add to these affirmations or share your experience with procrastination, feel free to comment in the comments section below. Talk to you in the next one!