Episode 28: We Do Procrastination

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I DO, WE DO - EPISODE 28: We Do Procrastination

Coincidence this episode is the latest we’ve ever published a podcast? Doubtful. It’s because we love to procrastinate. In this episode of I Do, We Do, we are talking all about dragging our heels, putting things off, delegating to our future selves, … all nice ways to say we have a tendency to procrastinate. You’ll hear all about our what procrastination looks like to each of us, our key triggers, and our methods for overcoming. Music “Sunny” by Bensound.com.

What We Talked About in this Episode:

  • Why each of us has a tendency to procrastinate

    • For Billy, it's because he does his best work under pressure and possibly has undiagnosed ADD

    • For Ashley, its because she is and efficient worker but always says “Oh, that only takes me 15 minutes to do. I can always do it later.”

  • Our biggest triggers for procrastination

    • Our schedules - Ashley procrastinates when her schedule is too open. Billy is the opposite and procrastinates when he has a busy schedule and too much is on his plate

    • No deadlines - if it isn’t urgent or have a clear deadline, Billy will continue to put it off

    • No vision for final result - Ashley won’t spend time on a project without knowing the final result because she views it as a possible waste of her time

  • Our methods for overcoming procrastination

    • Accountability partners - We have both given each other permission to hold ourselves accountable

    • David Allen’s Getting Things Done method & bullet journaling

    • Breaking tasks down into smaller ones

    • Scheduling time to work on projects & tasks