Crush Procrastination

... by deconstructing tasks. Program yourself to break the task at hand into smaller pieces immediately, and just get yourself to do the first one in the sequence.

In most cases, finishing the first task will trigger a momentum, and that will make it easier to complete the remaining mini-tasks.

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Time Management

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Live a 24-Hour Life

We, humans, want pleasure and results as soon as possible. We start taking action, but it often happens that we fall off the wagon because we don’t see results that fast.

From then on, every morning you wake up, you should focus on the day ahead of you, to take action towards your goal(s), and achieve incremental progress.

Commit to Your Health

To increase the level of your health, and by default the level of productivity, because you will be more energetic and focused:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Create a healthy diet for yourself
  • Move more.

A morning routine aims to make you alert, help you take care of your health, intellectual and spiritual growth. Develop 2 types of habits:

  • Habits that can improve the quality of your life in the present
  • Habits that can improve the quality of your life in the future

Ideally, you should focus to form habits that give you both — such as exercising.

Clarify Daily Priorities

The main reason why this is important is because not knowing priorities, or just partially knowing them, makes us random and it takes us more time to get to actual work.

Instead of having to decide on these things in the morning and losing precious willpower and decision-making ability, map it out the night before.

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Gamify the Process With The X Method

All you need to do is take a big wall calendar that has an entire month on it and place it somewhere visible.

For each day that you do the positive behavior or stay away from doing a negative one, you get to put a big X on that day.

After a week or two, you’ll have a chain, and you’ll like seeing that chain of X’s, so much so that you will do almost everything you can to maintain it.

  • Mental Distractions: Breathe and remind yourself of what is really worth your time.
  • Physical Distractions: Make sure you declutter your work environment.
  • Digital Distractions: Delete apps, place your phone out of the reach and turn off notifications.
  • Social Distractions: Communicate your style of working to people and expectations. And use headphones.
The happiest people spend much time in a state of flow — the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.
Evaluate Your Day

Evaluate how well you’ve executed your plan in the previous period, so you can improve it based on the insights you’ve gathered.

Try to make it a habit just before you go to bed. Take some time to evaluate your day and see what can you do better in the morning.

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Organize those actionable items by category and priority. Assign due dates where you can, and set reminders so you follow up on them. Make sure all these are done keeping in mind the priorities

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  • Make a to-do list for every day: One of the best time management tools you can develop.
  • Make your to-do lists a habit: When something new comes up, add it to the list.
  • Check off your completed tasks: This activity gives you a sense of accomplishment and generates the motivation to keep going.
Try Both Meditation and Music

Meditation improves mindfulness, and mindfulness improves your ability to focus and observe. It is great for your mental and physical health too.

Work and music go hand-in-hand. According to a study, music helps you focus better on your thoughts, but then it has to be the kind of music you like and enjoy.

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