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erin-daviss

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Stop procrastinating. Time to cut the bullshit.

Clears up my mind and know exactly what to do by making a to do list.
I use Ticktick and Quire. Making choices, deciding which option to go with, or deciding whether do or not something, consumes your willpower.

Our brain is designed to be as efficient with our willpower as possible, in order to conserve energy, I will break down my enormous projects into smaller tasks.

When encountered an ginormous task, the brain will immediately pop up a message telling me, "nope this task is way too big to handle, skip it".
But when I break it down and focus on small tasks at a time. The brain will normalize the situation and function efficiently, thus, increasing more willpower to do the next task.

What are some of your tips to avoid procrastinating during work?

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Kir Zlobster • Edited on

Procrastination is an active process – you choose to do something else instead of the task that you know you should be doing. People often think that they have enough time, but in reality it’s a lie to ourselves. If we procrastinate over a long period of time, then we can become demotivated and disillusioned with our work. Consequently, we become life losers. I used to be a really big procrastinator. It was always a big problem in the school, when i was leaving my homework’s and projects at the last moment and then i was getting bad marks. When i started working at the company i was always ,, disappointing,, my boss until i was fired. But thanks for internet, where i found many tips and programs, after which i started being more productive in my life and i want to share with the strategies that i used:

  1. ⁠Forgive yourself for procrastinating in the past.
  2. ⁠Focus on doing, not avoiding. Write down the tasks that you need to complete, and specify a time for doing them.
  3. ⁠Promise yourself a reward.
  4. ⁠Turn off your email and social media, and avoid sitting anywhere near a television while you work! And there is also a website that is really amazing BankOfProductivity.com