How to stop those last minute panics
Last Minute Panics
You know the scenario- you’ve had some time to get a task done and have put it off. It’s nearly the deadline and you haven’t really got time to do the task now and you get anxious. You realise that you could have taken control over your thoughts and actions at a much earlier stage. Does that sound familiar? And there are other consequences of not getting things done:-
Missing out on getting clients or achieving targets. Feeling rushed and out of control. Doubt creeps in about your abilities. You feel frustrated. You wonder if its all worth it. You don’t enjoy the rest of your life.
Watch the video below where I give you a couple of quick tips to change this scenario.
- The first tip is to timetable your task into your diary – Every time you get a task to do, particularly when you know it’s important and that its the sort of thing you’ve put off in the past, get you diary out and put the task into the diary. If its a big task, chunk it down into individual components and put those into your diary. It’s amazing – you will suddenly realise that there are no longer last minute panics. It’ also another way to make sure that you have the capacity to undertake the task or whether you need to make choices.
- Tip number two is to notice when you put something off when you know you need to do it there and then. There’s that internal chatter that you could start to notice. So it will probably go something like this “I need to do this task, I’ve got time to do it later,I don’t really want to do it now- Ive got other things that I want to do.” Then you don’t do the task and at some stage in the future, you regret that decision and start to get those last minute panics.
Did you know that all of your behaviour is driven by strategies in your head? If we notice our internal chatter in our head, you can change it. So, if you are sitting there, reading this blog and thinking that you could make some changes, book onto my NLP Practitioner course or access a complimentary session to have a chat about any un-useful internal chatter that you have.
Happy and organised thoughts are great! Let’s get some more of them!
Until next week