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Parkinson's Law

"If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do."

We are more energized to do a task when the task has a shorter timeframe to complete. Impose shorter deadlines for your tasks.

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"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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The Four Steps To Apply Parkinson’s Law

  1. Time log your work: Using a time-tracking app, log the work that you do and how much time it takes in the real world.
  2. Outline your project goals: Have a clear vision for what you want to do. Having a vague idea of work makes you set long deadlines....

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Too much time

You give yourself too much time to complete the tasks on your to-do list. But the more time you give yourself to finish something, the less likely it is that you will finish in that timeframe. 

Research shows that when people do complete tasks, they are done quickly.

Parkinson's Law

It states that work expands to fit the amount of time allotted to it.
For example, if you have 2 days to finish a task, it will take 2 days to finish. If you only give yourself 2 hours to finish the same task, it will take 2 hours.

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