Overcoming Procrastination – The Five Minute Start

“Five minutes is nothing: the length of a song, the time it takes to boil an egg, an advert break on TV. So try picking up a project you’ve been putting off for a while and give it just three hundred seconds of your time. Once the five minutes is up, stop and reassess. Do you want to give it another five minutes? If so, carry on for another five. Stop, and assess again. Maybe continue for another five minutes. Have another assessment. and so on. After a while, the momentum of beginning the task will carry you forward, and you’ll forget about all those five-minute chunks.”

The Mind Gym