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INTELLIGENT PEOPLE PROCRASTINATE MORE

The more intelligent you are, the more likely you are to find yourself procrastinating. If you’re someone with a high-intelligence, you’re able to see the repercussions of any task, you realise tha...

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17 Anti-Procrastination Hacks

17 Anti-Procrastination Hacks

by Dominic Mann

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Don’t consider a project as an entirety, just focus on the next small task involved in making some progress.

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”To stop procrastinating, shift your focus from the overwhelming immensity of the entire forest to just a single tree."

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Momentum is important, once you get started working, it’s easier to continue. So just start!

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”Productive people tend to stay productive. Or, as they say, nothing succeeds like success.”

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MAKE A TASTY TO-DO LIST

Have a useful to-do list, where you only write down the very next actions. This way you can move through it quickly.

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TWO MINUTES

Implement the 2-minute rule, if it takes less than 2 minutes to do, do it right away.

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Find a way to balance the satisfaction of getting things done and pursuing your biggest and most ambitious goals by setting ‘macro goals’ and ‘micro quotas'.

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TIME BLOCKS
  1. Decide when you need to complete the task, consider when it’s due and how much time you’ll need to complete this.
  2. Block out the appropriate amount of time

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MANN’S BUTT-IN-CHAIR METHOD

All you need to do is commit to sitting down at your desk (butt-in-chair) for a certain amount of time each day. Ensure that you have no distractions, put your phone on silent, tur...

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AIRPLANE DAYS

Mann notes just how common it is for people to feel that they are extremely productive when on flights, particularly business flights. People question why this is, but to Mann, it’s clear. Absolute...

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How often do you find yourself in the middle of work when your suddenly overcome with the desire to do something else, something non-work related, something has distracted you and grabbed your atte...

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It involved setting out a 60-minute period and focusing on work.

First, set a timer on your computer or watch or phone for 10 minutes. For 10 minutes you can work on the given task, with no d...

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DEADLINES CAN BE POWERFUL

Use deadlines as a motivator, whether someone else sets them for you or you set them yourself, create a consequence for things that aren’t done.

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It’s easy to want everything to be perfect, all of the time, but in reality, nothing is perfect. You can learn new skills, develop, grow and thrive, but you’ll still never be perfect. And it’s time...

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CAN YOU PROCRASTINATE PRODUCTIVELY?

Instead of giving up on work altogether, shift your focus to easy, simple tasks that still need to be done but won’t take up much brain power. Whether it be returning a phone call,...

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Visualize the steps necessary to reach the outcome.

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"When Olympians use visualisation as a tool, they don’t visualise standing on the highest spot on the podium triumphantly holding aloft their gold medal. What they do in...

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CAN’T VS. DON’T

Telling yourself (or others) that you “can’t” do something impresses upon the mind that you would very much like to do the thing in question but you’re denying yourself of it.

The word can’t ...

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Consider outsourcing menial tasks that are repetitive and boring to you.

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