October 05, 2015

Let’s be honest. You’re reading this article to avoid doing something else, right? You’re procrastinating by learning how to stop procrastinating.

Putting things off to the last minute is never healthy. It creates stress, dread, and plenty of internal agony. It can affect how others see you professionally, your life ambitions and even your appetite. So how do we break the unyielding vortex of slack? Well, it’s certainly not done by watching this.

Man, those were great. Where were we? Ahhh yes, ceasing the cycle of sloth.

There’s a slew of online sites that can point out how to avoid the big avoidance. This one, for example. Or this. Small steps, yet effective. But what’s the big idea behind the big slack?

Many times, we’re putting off tasks we don’t want to do precisely because we don’t want to do them. Other times, the challenge seems too important. We’re paralyzed either by the mundane or the monumentality.

But the surest way to conquer Everest is putting one foot before the other. Smaller steps lead to the bigger ones. If you’re not ready for the big ones, try a few small ones first.

Finding the gumption to take that first step is a powerful decision. Too powerful for many, which is why some stay in a job they tolerate and others stay in pajamas all day. But once you’ve engaged that first step, a passion in motion stays in motion.

At Regis, once a student’s passion is lit up, there’s not much that can extinguish it. Being amongst champions who push themselves, physically, professionally and creatively, is a commanding motivator. Seeing others accomplish things makes you want to accomplish more for yourself.

Whether you’re working on a cause close to your heart or working your way to a dream job, when you’re doing what you love, it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like love. So maybe your procrastination isn’t a habit. Perhaps it’s a symptom of something more. Why not put it in motion? You can do that by speaking with one of our helpful admissions counselors, or by calling us at 800-944-7667.