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The desire to procrastinate is a healthy brain craving, a natural need for novelty and curiosity. We must stop the negative self-talk we have towards us not working as a machine all the time. The l...
The biggest obstacle, the main villain hampering our productivity is always in your hands, and rarely in your pockets. _It’s your smartphone. It needs to be powered off for some time. Your laptop, ...
To eliminate distraction, we need to find where we start doing it.
Often it’s when we are organizing and doing the prep work, the stuff required for us to start working. Getting yourself o...
This is the holy grail of productivity when your mind is in high gear. As it is hard to summon at any time, we need to cultivate a routine, along with a system for keeping you consistent with your ...
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A person’s belief and expectation that they are capable of completing a task.
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The more enjoyable a task, the less we procrastinate on it.
Boring tasks are more likely to lead to procrastination than difficult ones, that's why we keep postponing all the busywork (work that keeps us busy but has little value in itself.)
Difficulty maintaining focus in the face of immediate and more appealing distractions.
If we work in an environment where we're bombarded with distractions and we are not capable of resisting them, we're more likely to procrastinate.
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Everybody procrastinates, but it depends on the type of procrastination: harmless or harmful.
If we procrastinate doing a useful or informative activity that we find refreshing, or if we take...
People take a break or procrastinate because they don't want to decide anything and let their brains drift away wherever it is comfortable, enjoyable and easy.
If someone is tired, the mind naturally moves away from what we perceive as work.
It is a way to be aware of what is sucking you into habits that are not rewarding to you.
Example: Facebook is designed to be easy to check, and one can find interesting things in it quickly, leading to procrastination and time-wasting to someone who is not aware.
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If you focus on getting the small stuff done but not the big stuff, or switch between tasks all the time, you’ll be less effective.
Pick one important thing to focus on at a time and learn to evaluate what tasks and projects are of higher value to you.
It's best done by focusing on the smallest first step and practicing just launching into that.
Pick the tiniest first step, and launch into it.
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