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Chronic Procrastination: 5 Weird (But Effective) Ways You Can Conquer It - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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“Positive” Procrastination

At the top of your to-do list, put a couple of daunting, if not impossible, tasks that are vaguely important-sounding (but really aren’t) and seem to have deadlines (but really don’t). 

Then, farther down the list, include some doable tasks that really matter.

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dash is simply a short burst of focused activity during which you force yourself to do nothing but work on the procrastinated item for a very short period of time—perhaps as little as just one minute.

The first thing is to take one minute and just write down the steps you ...

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First, give your friend $100. If you get the task done by 5 PM, you get your $100 back. If it doesn’t, you lose the $100.

Or make it $200 that the friend doesn’t keep — they donate it to some weird organizations, in your name.

Get the picture? That’s a commitment device.

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If you’re really going to be motivated, you need to feel something. Having a rational goal in mind or thinking you want something just isn’t enough.

What moves you? What inspires you? Try that. 

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  1. Manage your mood throughout the day. Do the little things that keep you positive. Get enough sleep. Eat regularly. Take breaks.
  2. Make your list of to-dos with the terrifying stuff at the top and the easier stuff at the bottom.
  3. Do a one minute dash and write out the steps neede...

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