Psychologists On Why You Procrastinate - And How to Stop | Time
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Procrastination is not just avoiding or delaying a task.
It also has to include an aspect that’s counterproductive, irrational or unnecessary.
Many people are inherently more productive at certain times of the day.
Work around these natural productivity ebbs and flows when you schedule your days.
Many people procrastinate because they’re anxious about the outcome of a project, don’t think they can complete it well or fear failure.
If that’s the case, it may help to break it into smaller, manageable sub-tasks.
Optimize your environment.
Sometimes, what looks like procrastination may actually be a symptom of something more serious, such as depression, anxiety or attention problems.
If your behavior is causing you distress or significantly affecting your performance at work, school or home, don’t be afraid to consult a professional.
Even the most efficient workers have days when it’s harder to finish tasks.
Take five minutes to get outside, take a walk, get some sunlight. Those breaks will actually increase your productivity and make up for the lost time.
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