Procrastination - Just One thing to do

I have suffered from Procrastination all my life. I guess who hasn't - to some extent, some more than others. 

I am 55 now and I don't say I have fully overcome it, I don't think I ever will, but I have to a large extent controlled it.

I recognized this is a huge issue when things started suffering. Work got delayed both at home and office. I kept pushing things off to the point of no return. I then started reading about it, seeking self-help books and articles. When I read them, I resolved to get better, and I procrastinated on those resolutions. 

There was a lot of theory. Here is what one article said:

Follow these steps to deal with and control procrastination:

Step 1: Recognize That You're Procrastinating. If you're honest with yourself, you probably know when you're procrastinating. ...

Step 2: Work Out WHY You're Procrastinating. This can depend on both you and the task. ...

Step 3: Adopt Anti-Procrastination Strategies.

Here's another article: If you're looking for effective ways to beat procrastination and finish your tasks timely, these 8 tips are for you.

  1. Eliminate distractions.
  2. Use your strongest sensation to memorise things.
  3. Set yourself deadlines. ...
  4. Work when you feel most alert and efficient.
  5. Don't stress too much.
  6. Eat healthy & exercise.

...and on and on...

My wife is the exact opposite. She is always on top and never procrastinates, and that's not an exaggeration. I observed her. I noticed and started implementing just one simple thing.

Just Do It!

When something comes to top of mind that needs/should be done, just do it right now. I initially felt - I'll do it as soon as... or 'I'll do it later'. We know what happens. Then, I realized if I stop what I am doing, and just get that thing done, it is not going to disrupt anything at all, because most of the time, what I am in the middle of, is never that urgent.

That's all - no long theories, no steps, Just Do It.