Below, discover 30 powerful affirmations for procrastination to help you cultivate meaningful self-discipline, complete your tasks, and give yourself the true freedom you seek.
We’ve all experienced moments of procrastination throughout our lives. We procrastinate schoolwork, job assignments, household chores, going to the gym, and all the tedious tasks on our daily to-do lists. But it’s not just the small things we put off. Sometimes, we put off having that hard conversation. We avoid trying that new thing we always kind of wanted to do but have been scared to try because of all the uncertainties associated with doing something we’ve never done before. And we’ll also even procrastinate taking the first step to living our dreams, often because of fear of failure and not wanting to make mistakes.
There’s a difference between taking a rest day to give yourself a mental break from all your daily tasks (these are often needed) and avoiding something that you know needs to get done. You’ll know the difference from how it feels. A rest break will feel like a soulful sigh of relief; procrastination will feel like a heavy weight bearing down on your body that just won’t go away.
Procrastination has affected us all at some point, but you have the power at any point to change your story. You control your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and actions. So at any moment, you can choose to step away from procrastination and step into the life you want to create for yourself.
Here are some tips for overcoming procrastination:
- Remember your why. Why are you doing this task in the first place? Why does this matter? If you do this one thing, what will you gain?
- Release perfection. One of the biggest barriers to getting started is the fear of making mistakes. Give yourself permission to be imperfect, make mistakes, and learn as you go.
- Don’t wait for the right time. There will never be a “right” time, and you’ll likely never feel truly ready. Do it anyway.
- Remember that discipline generates freedom. When you approach all your tasks with discipline, especially the ones you don’t want to do, you’re freeing up your future. (Plus, you won’t have the weight of the task still sitting on your shoulders, reminding you that it needs to get done.)
Below, discover 30 affirmations for procrastination to help you complete your tasks and master self-discipline. Anytime you find yourself avoiding a task, return to these affirmations as a reminder that everything you do today leads you to an even better tomorrow.
Affirmations For Procrastination
- I am grounded, focused, and attentive.
- I am equipped with all the tools I need to complete the task in front of me.
- I have the ability to focus on what needs to get done.
- By taking care of this present moment, I set myself up for a beautiful future.
- I can accomplish everything that needs to get done today.
- I allow myself to focus on one small step at a time.
- Every small step I take makes a big difference.
- I am competent, committed, and consistent.
- I can do anything I set my mind to.
- I am positive, proactive, and productive.
- By finishing my tasks now, I give my future self the gift of freedom.
- Every act of discipline creates more freedom for my future.
- My future self will thank me for all that I’m doing right now.
- Everything I do today leads me to a better tomorrow.
- I release negative thoughts and choose to approach each task with confidence and positivity.
- I take care of the future by taking care of the present moment.
- I can accomplish anything I focus on.
- I approach my tasks with confidence and enthusiasm.
- I free myself from the paralysis of perfection.
- I give myself permission to be imperfect.
- The best time to start something new is right now.
- My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless. My potential to succeed is infinite.
- I am unafraid to try and fail. I welcome the growth that comes from these experiences.
- I am able to release negative thoughts and feelings that do not serve me.
- I may stumble, but I never stay on the ground.
- I may make mistakes, but I don’t quit.
- All of my problems have solutions.
- I can do hard things.
- I believe in me.
- I’ve got this.
Do you have any favorite tips, empowering words, and affirmations for procrastination and self-discipline? Share your tips in the comment box below!
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Zanna Keithley is an author, poet, and social media content creator who writes short prose dedicated to inspiring readers to follow their dreams, trust their intuition, and create beautiful and fulfilling lives. You can find her original writing on Instagram @zannakeithley.