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Find out why you’re avoiding the task

Find out why you’re avoiding the task

“Often, just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation.”
– Catherine Pulsifer

  • What negative thoughts do you have about the task?
  • Is it too daunting? Too risky? Too difficult?

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4. Use a time tracker and a timer app

4. Use a time tracker and a timer app

Using a time tracker and timer has been life-changing for me. The timer creates a sense of urgency, so I don’t slack off. The time tracker shows me what I’ve been doing with my time. Also, this is infinitely valuable if you work for yourself.

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1. Overpower procrastination by setting yourself up to win

1. Overpower procrastination by setting yourself up to win

If you’re a chronic procrastinator putting things off has become second nature to you. Your subconscious expects you to burn the daylight till the pressure is really on to finish. You’ve entrenched this habit into your brain, so it’ll be...

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3. Be willing to create crappy work

3. Be willing to create crappy work

If you have a fear of creating imperfect work, then chances are you won’t finish much. Moreover, this guarantees that your worries come true because it’s impossible to succeed if you can’t produce.

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5. Make the task easier

5. Make the task easier

Another way you can set yourself up to succeed is to strategically place the items you’ll need to do the activity. For example, if you want to teach yourself how to paint, then put all the supplies you need in an easy to reach area. Then it’ll be much easier to get starte...

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2. Demolish procrastination by knowing what you need to do

2. Demolish procrastination by knowing what you need to do

Write out the most important things you need to do today. Break down daunting tasks into bite-sized chunks. Then write the steps you need to take to finish each project. This way, you’ll always know what you need to do and when.

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