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Giving up

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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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...

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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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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