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The Best Ways to Beat Procrastination

Write it down

Instead of describing the things you want to do or the places you want to go, you’re going to describe what you actually do with your time.

Keep a diary of your activities. Make an entry in your time diary at least once every 30 minutes, and keep this up for at least a week. It forces you to see what you're actually doing and what you're not doing.

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Procrastination

Perseverance means you never quit. Procrastination usually means you never get started, although the inability to finish something is also a form of procrastination.

Break it down

The key to achievement is your ability to break down the task into manageable pieces and knock them off one at one time. 

Discipline yourself to look neither forward nor backward and you can accomplish things you never thought you could possibly do. 

Write it down

Instead of describing the things you want to do or the places you want to go, you’re going to describe what you actually do with your time.

Keep a diary of your activities. Make an entry in your time diary at least once every 30 minutes, and keep this up for at least a week. It forces you to see what you're actually doing and what you're not doing.

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Learn yourself out of procrastination

  • Accept that you are going to procrastinate sometimes
  • Disconnect from your smartphone. Otherwise, it will demand your attention subconsciously 
  • Be mindful with your emotions when you catch yourself procrastinating
  • Focus on one thing at a time, to avoid feeling overwhelmed
  • Take breaks
  • Celebrate your accomplishments.

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Write A Stop-Doing List

Remind yourself of items that don’t bring you joy, and contribute very little to your long-term goals.

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Schedule Procrastination Breaks

During this allotted break, give yourself permission to do time-wasting activities (social media scrolling included) until you got bored and want to move on to your next task. 

Divide Your Day Into Themes

And if your job isn’t ideal for focusing on one thing per day, you can dedicate your morning to one focus area, your early afternoon to another, and late afternoon to another.

This way, instead of being overly restrictive about finishing a task in that time period, you have the flexibility to do any work that moves you forward in that particular focus area.

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Look at the Big Picture

This is the foundation of keeping track of your progress and also accomplishing your goals.

Where do you see yourself in the future in every aspect of your life?

Plan and Organize Your Time

Take your calendar and plan on organizing your time around achieving all your goals. 

Each week you will have specific goals that you want to accomplish. Throughout each week, you will have a To-Do list that you will work on every day.

Look for Accountability

Share your goals with your spouse or a good friend. 

When there is someone else other than yourself holding you accountable, you are more likely to get your tasks completed throughout the week. 

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