The Procrastination Cure: 21 Proven Tactics for Conquering Your Inner Procrastinator, Mastering Your Time, and Boosting Your Productivity! - Deepstash

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Why we procrastinate?

1. Fear of failure- failure is not final. 

2. Perfectionism- 95% is not good as 100%. But its lot better than zero

3. Fear of wrong choice-any decision is better than no decision. 

4. Boring task- delegate, if can't delegate make it a fun activity, set a time to complete.  

There are many causes of procrastination. Unfortunately, there's still a tendency to associate procrastination with laziness and mental weakness.

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How to get started

1. Eat the frog- take up the difficult task first. 

2. Focus on first 10 min to gain momentum- like start making first slide you will continue with it. 

3. Start task when you know you'll have energy for them- morning person or active during night. 

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Stream your to-do list

1. Keep it short- concentrate on essential one, magical and possible number is 7 or lesser. Should not be over filled or under filled. 

2. Prioritize- scale the list and one being high priority and 5 being last priority. 

3. One thing at a time- rather than half finishing a lot of tasks complete one. 

4. Cut down unnecessary task from to-do list. 

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Set time limit for each task

Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” If it takes you three hours to write a report, but you give yourself eight hours, it will take eight hours to write.

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Focus on long term goal

Procrastination is a battle between your present self and your future self. Your present self is all about immediate gratification.

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Eliminate distractions

1. work in a dedicated workspace.

2. Invest in a white noise machine or a pair of quality headphones to block out noise.

3. Put off internet or on the aeroplane mode or install internet blocker apps. 

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Recruit others to help you fight procrastination.

1. If you make yourself accountable to someone else, you're far more likely to achieve your goals.Ask them to check in on your progress from time to time.

2. Don't set your own deadlines. We rarely respect self-imposed deadlines because we don't feel too bad about breaking promises we've made to ourselves. But we do respect promises we make to others. 

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Recognise Negative self talk

Do you blame yourself when something goes wrong? 

Do you attribute perfectly understandable mistakes to your own laziness and ineptitude? 

Do you expect to fail at a task before you've even started it?

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Become your own cheerful leader

1. everyone makes mistakes

2. nobody's perfect.

3. surround yourself with positive people

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Try Temptation Bundling

you love reading novels but hate going to the gym- only let yourself dip into a good book after you've done your workout. 

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