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Making a commitment to yourself helps keep you accountable.
Write your goals down, keep a to-do list with you, and create reminders on your phone and on your calendar.
Becoming aware of why you procrastinate means taking a step back and looking at some of the possible reasons such as boredom, lack of confidence in the project, lack of self-confidence, and feeling overwhelmed.
Once you know the reason, it’s a matter of finding things to remedy it a...
If you get to your work desk and have no idea where to start, it can lead you to work on low-impact tasks (such as checking email) or other worse forms of procrastinating.
Put together a plan or to-do list before starting work or any project. The night before is a good time to do thi...
Commit to just showing up and you’ll find yourself completing a lot more tasks.
The next time you don’t feel like tackling a task, commit to only working on it for one minute. Set a timer for 60 seconds, then sit down and get to work. More often than not, you’ll find yourself wantin...
Successful people understand that tasks need to be broken down into much more specific and measurable sub-tasks.
This often encourages you to get more done and feel accomplished and motivated by scratching to-do items off of your list.
Sometimes, a project just isn’t worth burning more hours over, and you ultimately need to figure out if it’s time to quit.
Take a step back and figure out the reason you’re procrastinating on the project or task. Is it because it’s actually not that important, or doesn’t move you closer to ...
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