How To Conquer Procrastination

You may know this situation. You are chilling on the couch and browsing social networks or the internet, without coming to an end.

There is one simple fact: Every time you are procrastinating something, this task gets bigger and even feels more deterrent once you finally want to work it off.

The following tips will help you to deal with procrastination:

The 1 Minute Rule

If you can do something in less than one minute, just do it right now! Examples of this could be putting just used dishes in the dishwasher, replying to a message, or replacing a toilet roll. This method helps you to eliminate all your small tasks instantly.

Eat That Frog

This is a great method to work off bigger pain points on your to-do list. It’s from the book Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy and it’s about doing the most unpleasant thing(s) first. You will also learn from the book, how to deal with your schedule and make it as effective as possible.

Organized Digital Spaces

There is just as much procrastination in the digital world as in real life. Maybe even more. After reading a received e-mail, file or message put it in the designated (archive) folder. Doing this constantly will help you not get into a digital traffic jam on your device(s). Also, this will keep your inbox clean which will lead to less stress.

Set Yourself Goals

Create a checklist every day with the tasks you’d like to do. Check your To-do list in the evening and look at what you’ve finished. A great way of using a to-do system is Analog by Ugmonk. It’s a simple productivity system with a great-looking physical companion that will help you to focus on your important tasks.

Important: Your life shouldn’t be a to-do list. Our brain is not able to think of multiple things at a time. So see this as a tool. But it should not take over your time in a convulsive way.

Reward Yourself

Don’t forget to reward yourself. Do something you really enjoy. This is crucial and you will have it easier the next time.

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