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A trick to defeat procrastination

Find a way to increase the subjective value of working in this moment, related to the value of other things.

You can boost the value of the project you should be working on, decrease the value of the thing that is distracting you, or try combinations of these two.

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Attach the work you have to do to your self-concept.

We generally want to keep a positive self-concept, so goals connected closely to our sense of self or identity take on much more value.

Mental effort is costly, so we generally prefer to work on an simple task rather than a hard task. We procrastinate more if we expect a certain task to be hard.

This happens because the more effort a task requires, the more someone stands to gain by putting the same amount of effort in...

Our choice to work on a project is guided by how much we value finishing that project in that moment. Psychologists call this "subjective value."

Procrastination, psychologically speaking, is what happens when the value of doing something else outweighs the value of workin...

Our tendency to devalue money and other goods based on time is called delay discounting.

This is an important aspect in procrastination because the completion of the project happens in the future. Finishing a project is a delayed reward, so its value in the present is redu...

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  • Abstract goals.
  • Outcomes that are far in the future.
  • A disconnect from our future self.
  • Feeling overwhelmed.

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I am a queen at putting things off until the last minute! This article is full of great information on breaking procrastination!

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Procrastination - The Thief your Time

Procrastination is the act of delaying or putting off tasks until the last minute. 

Why does it happen?

Either the task is boring or very difficult or you are just busy with something else.

The Procrastination Cycle

You decide some tasks f...

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Procrastination is a thief of time. These ideas could help you overcome procrastination and lead a productive life.

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How to keep procrastination far away from ourselves

  • Consider the big picture.
  • Consider Confusion as a task.
  • Untangle performance and self-worth.[both are different from each other]
  • Know thyself.
  • Measure and compensate.
  • The mindset formula: Mindset quality>>>Put into action>>>To ach...

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