This is a great way to stop complicating life and begin progressing in the right direction because your energy becomes fixated on the areas that matter. Final Thoughts. This list is by no means exhaustive. There are countless other ways that you could also stop complicating life to live more fully. How to Stop Procrastinating Strategy #1: Break It Down. Now that you have a better grasp on why you unnecessarily put things off, let’s move on to a few ways to make headway on these procrastination drivers. This first strategy is age-old advice, but it works and can always use reinforcement. It’s a three-word phrase that I love: Break. It