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Researchers found four phases we go through to do a job:
Triggers that lead to procrastination are: Boredom, frustration, difficulty, stressful, ambiguous, unstructured, unrewarding, and meaningless. The first four triggers tend to appear at all stages of doing a task, and the other four can happen after the work has started.
Productivity systems often focus on how to complete your tasks. However, it is just as important to understand why we battle to do the work.
Procrastination triggers are emotional, making it harder to analyse them objectively. Learning about the most common triggers can help to overcome them.
Procrastination is a signal that something is wrong, and you need to change the way you approach a task.
There are three ways to deal with your procrastination triggers.
Several accomplished people have adopted the Monk Mode Morning Routine: Not doing anything from the time of waking till noon, just focusing on deep, meaningful work on something valuable.
The hustle fallacy is a common belief that by working harder, putting in more hours, and grinding throughout the day, we can get ahead of others and find success.
Overworking, which often leads to burnout, bad relationships, health issues and low-quality output is a product of decades-old work cultures across the world, and most of us post-2020 are either workaholics or recovering from it.
When we look at our calendar, we often notice that every hour is filled with something - almost as if we don't like being left alone with ourselves with nothing to do.
But our inner lives are in great need of attention. It takes the absence of an agenda to really learn about ourselves. It takes quiet and time.
Once a week, clear your calendar, remove any social obligations, turn off your notifications, let your projects sit idle and make space for what could happen.
You matter without the stuff, the outside approval, without the career, or the friends. It is worth having a "do nothing" day just to be you.
Studies show that our mind performs better when we use written to-do lists. Here are some ways to make them more effective:
The To-Do list is almost a sacred technique of organizing your day and eventually your life. They lessen the day’s anxiety, provide a structure to power-through and are written proof of our productivity.
As the Zeigarnik Effect proves, we obsess over unfinished tasks and remember stuff which is incomplete or pending. The To-Do list comes to the rescue and saves us from a lot of stress.