Productivity systems often focus on how to complete your tasks. However, it is just as important to understand why we battle to do the work.
Procrastination triggers are emotional, making it harder to analyse them objectively. Learning about the most common triggers can help to overcome them.
Researchers found four phases we go through to do a job:
Triggers that lead to procrastination are: Boredom, frustration, difficulty, stressful, ambiguous, unstructured, unrewarding, and meaningless. The first four triggers tend to appear at all stages of doing a task, and the other four can happen after the work has started.
Procrastination is a signal that something is wrong, and you need to change the way you approach a task.
There are three ways to deal with your procrastination triggers.
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