Yes, we all have those moments when we wait until the last minute to get something done. Here are some tools to keep in mind to work with your procrastination because we won't always be perfect and on top of things.
Break down those tasks into smaller chunks.
Write down all the tasks that need to be completed related to the larger task. Let's say that you have to return an item by mail. The smaller tasks might include finding the return slip or the address, getting postage, and going to a UPS drop-off center.
Set a timer.
For those tasks that we're really not looking forward to doing or ones that we've been avoiding, set a timer for 20 minutes. Most likely, you'll continue working past 20 minutes once you get into the groove.
Think about how you'll feel afterwards.
There's nothing like that gratifying feeling when you check something off your list. Maybe this means finishing one of the tasks required for the bigger task. Which parts can you control?