How to Stop Procrastinating And Be More Productive
Motivation is the answer to procrastination!
At some point in time, we have all put off doing something. When you procrastinate on occasion, it can give you a much needed break.
But when it becomes a habit, it can cause real problems. You end up working harder, making you prone to stress and burn-out.
Procrastinating is like chaining a bowling ball to your ankle. It follows you everywhere you go and until you complete the job at hand, you don't feel any peace. The longer you wait, the worse it gets.
There are things you can do to help you become more productive and stop procrastinating. Getting and keeping yourself organized will help you to get things done. Set deadlines to complete your tasks and write them on the calendar.
If you have a visual reminder of your time limit, it will be easier to complete your tasks before the last minute, saving you allot of stress. Having less stress makes you happier and better able to cope.
Dividing your tasks into separate categories can be very helpful. Have a space for your 'priority' jobs, those needing your immediate attention, and a space for those jobs that can wait.
Don't have your 'can wait' jobs mixed with your 'priority' jobs because they will take your attention away from those things you need to be doing first.
It can also be helpful to attach brightly colored Post-Its to your jobs as an added reminder.
However you choose to organize your work, actually getting it done on time depends on you.
You must be willing to stop procrastinating, and just do it.
When you don't allow yourself to fall behind, you will be happier and stress-free because you have accomplished something.
“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and
a pinch of creativity.”
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