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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 your big-picture goal?
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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.
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...
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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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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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