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Keep yourself accountable

Keep yourself accountable

Making a commitment to yourself helps keep you accountable. 

Write your goals down, keep a to-do list with you, and create reminders on your phone and on your calendar.

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If you’re a chronic procrastinator and simply can’t resist the temptations of things like Facebook and Youtube, it might be time to cut out temptations.

There are tools such as Rescue Time, SelfControl

  • Tell everyone what you plan to do and talk about your goals. Tell friends, employees, and employers your intentions and you won’t want to let them down. 
  • Start documenting and sharing your journey. A blog or vlog where you share the projects you’re working on and your p...

Successful people understand that tasks need to be broken down into much more specific and measurable sub-tasks.

This often encourages you to get more done and feel accomplished and motivated by scratching to-do items off of your list.

Becoming aware of why you procrastinate means taking a step back and looking at some of the possible reasons such as boredom, lack of confidence in the project, lack of self-confidence, and feeling overwhelmed. 

Once you know the reason, it’s a matter of finding things to remedy it a...

If you get to your work desk and have no idea where to start, it can lead you to work on low-impact tasks (such as checking email) or other worse forms of procrastinating.

Put together a plan or to-do list before starting work or any project. The night before is a good time to do thi...

Commit to just showing up and you’ll find yourself completing a lot more tasks. 

The next time you don’t feel like tackling a task, commit to only working on it for one minute. Set a timer for 60 seconds, then sit down and get to work. More often than not, you’ll find yourself wantin...

Sometimes, a project just isn’t worth burning more hours over, and you ultimately need to figure out if it’s time to quit.

Take a step back and figure out the reason you’re procrastinating on the project or task. Is it because it’s actually not that important, or doesn’t move you closer to ...

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Tailor your to-do lists

Use the 1-3-5 rule when putting together her daily to-do list.

On any given day, set nine goals for yourself: 
  • one big-ticket project to tackle
  • three medium tasks
  • five small things. 

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1. They are committed to themselves.

Show your willingness to get things done. Making a promise to yourself is a good way to hold yourself accountable. This can be achieved by jotting down your goals, having a to-do list handy, and setting reminders on the phone and in the calendar.

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5 strategies for overcoming procrastination that successful individuals employ.

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Segmenting your day

This is an essential aspect  of successfully preparing for your day: you separate your actions into small chunks and focus only on the mini-goals of each segment.

The alternative is thinking of everything you need to do. This can easily lead you to feeling overwhelmed and helpless.

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