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How to get started

1. Eat the frog- take up the difficult task first. 

2. Focus on first 10 min to gain momentum- like start making first slide you will continue with it. 

3. Start task when you know you'll have energy for them- morning person or active during night. 

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MORE IDEAS FROM The Procrastination Cure: 21 Proven Tactics for Conquering Your Inner Procrastinator, Mastering Your Time, and Boosting Your Productivity!

1. Fear of failure- failure is not final. 

2. Perfectionism- 95% is not good as 100%. But its lot better than zero

3. Fear of wrong choice-any decision is better than no decision. 

4. Boring task- delegate, if can't delegate make it a fun activity, set a time to complete.  

There are many causes of procrastination. Unfortunately, there's still a tendency to associate procrastination with laziness and mental weakness.

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1. everyone makes mistakes

2. nobody's perfect.

3. surround yourself with positive people

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1. Keep it short- concentrate on essential one, magical and possible number is 7 or lesser. Should not be over filled or under filled. 

2. Prioritize- scale the list and one being high priority and 5 being last priority. 

3. One thing at a time- rather than half finishing a lot of tasks complete one. 

4. Cut down unnecessary task from to-do list. 

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Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” If it takes you three hours to write a report, but you give yourself eight hours, it will take eight hours to write.

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1. If you make yourself accountable to someone else, you're far more likely to achieve your goals.Ask them to check in on your progress from time to time.

2. Don't set your own deadlines. We rarely respect self-imposed deadlines because we don't feel too bad about breaking promises we've made to ourselves. But we do respect promises we make to others. 

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Do you blame yourself when something goes wrong? 

Do you attribute perfectly understandable mistakes to your own laziness and ineptitude? 

Do you expect to fail at a task before you've even started it?

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1. work in a dedicated workspace.

2. Invest in a white noise machine or a pair of quality headphones to block out noise.

3. Put off internet or on the aeroplane mode or install internet blocker apps. 

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Procrastination is a battle between your present self and your future self. Your present self is all about immediate gratification.

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you love reading novels but hate going to the gym- only let yourself dip into a good book after you've done your workout. 

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Procrastination has a price. It's related to:
  • Depression
  • Irrational beliefs
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

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Procrastination is not an identity

Procrastination is something you do, not someone you are. When you stop making procrastination part of your identity, you free yourself up to change.

Don't judge yourself for how you feel. Instead, analyze the problem and see how you can move forward.

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Procrastination is fundamentally an emotional reaction to what you have to do. The more aversive a task is to you, the more you’ll resist it, and the more likely you are to procrastinate.

Aversive tasks tend to: be boring, frustrating, difficult, lack intrinsic rewards, be ambiguous and unstructured.

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