How to Beat Procrastination
Meditation has many potential benefits—including helping you fight off procrastination
Dancers are a pretty disciplined bunch. You’re used to repeating the same stretches and exercises in class each day, keeping up with rigorous rehearsal schedules and taking the necessary steps to care for yourself, even when you’re tired or stressed.
1. Start the day right.
One study found that eating breakfast may boost attention and concentration, helping you to stay focused on the task at hand. So don’t skip out on that first meal of the day.
2. Try meditation.
Along with its host of other benefits, research published in Psychological Science suggested that meditation could help improve certain brain functions that are connected to attention.
3. Start small.
A big goal feels less daunting when it’s broken down into smaller steps that are easier to accomplish. And research (like this study) demonstrates that breaking it down often helps us feel more motivated and confident in our abilities, allowing us to complete the larger task faster.
Dancers are often big dreamers—it’s one of the reasons you started pursuing this world in the first place. So whatever it is that you’re hoping to do next, don’t let anything (least of all yourself) get in your way.