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Tips to Avoid Falling for Productive Procrastination

  • Learn to identify your most important activities: write them down.  If you have more than 5 tasks that you think are important, take a few minutes to identify your top 5. If you work on any other task before spending time on your identified top, you’re falling into the trap.
  • Tackle your most important activities first thing in the day. Don’t work on anything else before you finish your work on your most important activity.  Most people work on low to mid-value tasks first because it’s easier. As we go by during the day, our mental resources, like willpower and our ability to focus diminish. 


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Productive Procrastination

Productive Procrastination

Productive procrastination is when you’re busy, yet you’re still procrastinating on your most important tasks. 

For example:

You work 8 -10h workdays, you’re always busy, and you feel that you’re productive. But you’re not as productive as you think. Is your big p...


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Productive Procrastination: The Negative Side

Before you know it, you are working on tasks that distract you from what you should be doing. You’re busy and you’re getting a lot of tasks done. You feel good about yourself.  In reality, you’re actually killing your productivity levels. 

If you are close to falling into t...


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If You Can’t Make It Great, At Least Make It

If You Can’t Make It Great, At Least Make It

Time blocking is a great way to procrastinate in a productive way.  You can take a few moments to plan your day if you don’t feel like starting that big project.  It will keep you on track for the rest of the day.

The productive procrastination technique f...


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Productive Procrastination: The Positive Side

Productive procrastination is when you’re efficient and accomplish everything (except for the most important things).

For example: When having a hard project to crack, you may find yourself doing:

  • laundry
  • the dishes
  • cleaning the house


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“All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, like garde...



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What’s the Trap About?

What’s the Trap About?

When you procrastinate in the usual way, you almost always realize it. You hardly ever realize when you fall into the trap of productive procrastination.   

Think about those days when you: answer a lot of emails, spend time on social media, or do other random to-do’s. You feel very...


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The four actions you need to boost your productivity:

  • Review and remove wanted time in your day and replace it with tasks that add more value.
  • Tackle your most difficult task first. The rest of your day will seem easier and you will have already completed something of real val...

Feeling less productive

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Many people feel unable to find time in the day to do their most important work. Research reveals that on average, in an 8-hour day, employees are only productive for 3 hours.


Tim Ferriss’ Productivity Tips

Tim Ferriss’ Productivity Tips

  • Identify those things that are causing you the most stress.
  • Make a list of the top 3-5 items to work on in a day and decide which ones are truly worthy of time.
  • Work when you are most useful to boost productivity.


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