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Make Them Personal

We do not all solve a problem in the same way. People usually fall into one of these 4 categories: 

  • Prioritizers and planners like to work based on how much time each part of a task will take.
  • Arrangers focus on how they’re feeling.
  • Visualizers are motivated by considering the big picture.

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It’s easy to procrastinate when you have all the time in the world to complete a task.  

Schedule your deadlines as close to the present as possible. You will be more driven throughout the process.

When your tasks feel overwhelming, it can be difficult to start.

Break down your projects into smaller, actionable steps. Identify one chunk that you could work on in a 10-minute segment to help you get started.

Tell someone about your deadline or use an app

Having an outside motivator helps to keep you accountable to your deadlines.

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Setting your own deadlines

Create artificial deadlines for yourself. Understand that you can save yourself a load of stress by acting as if something is due earlier than it actually is.

Mentally, this creates a stress-free zone when there's a time crunch. 

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  • Stop procrastination: Just do it.
  • Clear priorities: Set it and then start working
  • Finish line in sight: Make sure you can see the finish line in the near future, or work toward it faster
  • Build teamwork:

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Dealing with to-do lists

The common struggles to conquer our to-do lists:

  • 41% of to­-do items are never completed.
  • 50% of completed to-­do items are done within a day.
  • 18% of completed to­-do items are done within an hour.
  • 10% of completed to­-do items are done within a minute.

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